Sunday, October 21, 2018

Iranian saffron worth Rs 47 lakh seized from passenger at Chennai airport

Chennai: Customs officials at Chennai airport on Sunday seized 19.75kg of Iranian saffron, worth Rs 47.4 lakh, from a passenger who arrived here from Dubai.
Shahul Hameed Maricar, 25, who arrived here in an Emirates flight, was intercepted at the exit of arrival hall as he appeared to be nervous and was walking in a suspicious manner.
On questioning, he was evasive in his replies and appeared shaky. His checked-in baggage comprising one black stroller bag and one carton box was examined.
Eight green bundles -- containing 40 small packets of 25 gram of saffron each -- were found in the baggage.
21/10/18 Siddharth Prabhakar/Times of India