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Indian woman held for smuggling 26kg gold

Indian woman held for smuggling 26kg gold

KERALA: A woman accused of smuggling 26 kg of gold from Dubai two months back has been detained nearby Chavakad.

Arifa Faris (27) was held at Chavakad on an order by the Principal Secretary, Home Department, N Radhakrishnan. Police said the charge against her was that she had thrice smuggled 26kg of gold on behalf of Fayaz, an accused in large-scale gold smuggling to India.

Arifa, who lives in Dubai with her husband Abdul Rahman, often came to Kerala with contraband gold since 2008, police said, adding that she was jailed for 46 days after she was caught with smuggled gold in September.