The crew member, Manhas Abulaise, hailing from Palakkad in Kerala, has been arrested.
Contradicting Sarith and Swapna’s statements, Sreeramakrishnan had told the Customs that he had handed over an empty bag and there was no money in it.
The Customs department has said that the smuggled money formed a part of a bribe Unitac Builders was alleged to have paid in connection with a Life Mission housing scheme in Vadakancherry.
A few people were caught with MDMA and chemical drugs from a hotel at Palarivattom. They had turned up for the party, and were using drugs in the room.
The Speaker's office confirmed that he was questioned at his Thiruvananthapuram residence on Friday evening by a team led by Customs Superintendent Salil.
This decision goes against the objectives of the Commission of Enquiry Act.
The Customs have traced the iPhone to Vinodhini, who was found to have used it till the infamous Kerala gold smuggling case surfaced in July 2020.
The Customs have traced the iPhone to Vinodhini, who was found to have used it till the infamous Kerala gold smuggling case surfaced in July last year.
The statement filed by Customs (Preventive) Commissioner Sumit Kumar kicked up a political storm in the poll-bound state with opposition parties attacking the chief minister.
The Customs had earlier asked Vinodini to appear at its Kochi office on March 10 for questioning over the iPhone.