The Customs department has filed two new cases - involving consignments of dates and Qurans from the UAE consulate in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram. These cases of offence were filed at the end of August. "Customs has registered two cases regarding consignments of dates (in 2017) and Qurans (in 2020) from the UAE consulate. Prima facie these appear to be cases of fraud and duty evasion. Both consignments involve the foreign diplomat who ordered them and the consignments being handed over to the state government in some form," Sumit Kumar, Customs Commissioner (Preventive), told NDTV.