Customs official transferred for alleged links with smuggling kingpin
October, 08th 2013
A senior customs official, suspected to have links with smuggling kingpin T K Faiz, has been transferred to Kozhikode customs commissionerate from the international airport at Nedumbassery here. Assistant commissioner Anil Kumar allegedly received an expensive television set from Faiz. The CBI has launched a probe into the allegation, though the official claimed that he had paid for the TV.
Meanwhile, preliminary investigation revealed that the gang, detained at Chennai airport on Monday for smuggling 32 kg of gold, had no direct links with those engaged in similar activities in Kerala.