June 16, 2018
KOCHI: A top Customs official has said that he was being threatened of transfer for acting against currency and liquor smugglers in Kerala.
In his facebook post, Sumit Kumar, Customs Commissioner, Kochi, said he was dealing with smugglers inside and their friends in and out of uniform everyday. “I get direct or indirect threats, pressures to get into passive mode,” he wrote.
Sumit Kumar said recently he faced tremendous pressure not to seize foreign currency worth Rs. 10 crore from a smuggler.
He alleged smuggling of foreign liquor through the duty free shop in Thiruvananthapuram airport. “I will continue to hunt down the smugglers and will take legal action against those who have been arrested,” he told the media.