Kochi, 5 March, Sreeparvathy K.: CBI Madras team investigating into the luxury car smuggling case arrived in Kochi Customs office to interrogate Alex C Joseph. CBI had found out that he brought 8 luxury cars evading taxes and sold it here. They also check the files from the Customs.
The cars sold in Chennai were imported through the Kochi port. Alex was arrested in Delhi for illegally importing about 450 luxury cars in four years. CBI officials are also expected to question the customs officials on duty while the cars were imported.
The CBI raid at the houses of DMK leaders Stalin and Azhagiri in 2012 revealed that 33 luxury cars were imported by evading taxes. The help of a DRI official was also found out in that raid. The CBI have filed a case against this official and Alex.