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Gold smuggler arrested for film smuggling: Filmmaker arrested

Kochi: Producer of Malayalam movies KP Sirajuddin has been arrested by the Customs in a case of smuggling gold hidden in a meat grinder. The principle accused within the case is Sirajuddin, who had beforehand smuggled gold by hiding it in kitchen utensils. Sirajuddin, who was overseas, was arrested whereas showing for questioning at his workplace in Kochi on the discover of the Customs. Earlier, three individuals, together with Shabin, son of AA Ibrahimkutty, vice chairman of Thrikkakara Municipal Company and district chief of the Muslim League, had been arrested.

On April 23, 2.23 kg of gold was seized from a butcher who boarded a cargo flight from Dubai to Nedumbassery airport. It was discovered that the gold was despatched by Sirajuddin however he couldn’t be apprehended whereas he was overseas. Sirajuddin is the producer of Wankh and Charminar. Customs has issued a lookout discover for Sirajuddin, who was in Dubai on a customer’s visa. Customs raided his house. He was additionally issued three notices asking him to seem for questioning. Sirajuddin, who didn’t seem within the first two notices, arrived in Kochi from Chennai on Wednesday.

Throughout interrogation, it was revealed that Sirajuddin had smuggled gold into Dubai a number of instances throughout hawala transactions. He frequently traveled to and from Dubai. The cash earned by means of smuggling was spent on movie manufacturing. Sirajuddin will likely be produced earlier than a particular courtroom in Kochi on Thursday on monetary fees. Shabin, the second accused within the case, was arrested on April 28. He was concerned within the contract and lodge business. The smuggling befell beneath the guise of Thuruthel Enterprises. PA Sirajuddin, an confederate, and Nakul, a local of Thrikkakara, who had come to gather the parcel, had been arrested earlier.


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