As per reports, the customs will soon nab big sharks involved in the dollar smuggling case. The customs had approached the court to make Swapna Suresh and Sarith approver in the case. The crucial statements and evidence obtained from Sapna and Sarith in the smuggling prompted customs to make the two approvers. The two told customs that black money worth crore were smuggled to the Gulf through the diplomatic channel.
The customs hint that many VIPs have a role in it and what happened is reverse hawala. It has been found that nearly Rs 1.40 crore were converted to dollar and smuggled abroad. The customs got evidence that the same money was returned in Indian currency. There will be more arrests in the dollar smuggling case in coming days.
The customs filed a plea citing that the statements of Sarith and Swapna were crucial in the case and so the two should not be granted bail. They also said the two face life threat. Sarith and Swapna told customs the details of the visit of some foreign nationals to India, their travels, places they visited and details of those who met them.
Former chief minister’s principal secretary M Sivasankar will be further questioned in this regard as it has become clear that gold smuggling and dollar smuggling are interrelated cases. The investigating team got two more phones of Sivasankar and based on the details of it, he will be questioned again. The customs is also planning to interrogate Sivasankar, Swapna and Sarith together. With this, the investigation team hope that the complete details of the smuggling will be available without any cover-up.