Thiruvananthapuram: Faizal Fareed, the third accused in the gold smuggling case, has been arrested in Dubai.
According to reports, the Dubai Police took Fareed into custody and he was being questioned at the Al Rashidiya Police Station in Dubai.
Earlier, a look-out circular (LOC) was issued against Kaipamangalam native Faizal Fareed, who is suspected to be one of the key accused in smuggling of 30 kg of gold using diplomatic baggage addressed to a senior diplomat at the UAE consulate in Thiruvananthapuram.
Following the request of National Investigation Agency (NIA), an LOC was issued by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) against Faisal Fareed based in Dubai who had sent the gold in the baggage.
NIA had obtained an open-ended non-bailable warrant against Faisal from NIA Court in Kochi on Tuesday. Based on the warrant, the NIA requested MHA to issue an LOC against Faizal.