Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sudanese national nabbed with 75 Kg sandalwood at Mumbai airport

Mumbai: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has seized approximately 75 kg sandalwood worth Rs 4.9 lakhs from the baggage of a Sudanese national at Mumbai airport.

Acting on a tip-off by an informer, on August 11, CISF personnel stopped Bakri Abbas Hussain Ahmed, a Sudanese national, at departure gate 3 of Terminal 2 for checking of his luggage on grounds of suspicion. Ahmed was supposed to fly to Addis Ababa by Ethiopian Airways.

During the screening of his bag through X-BIS machine, some suspicious items were noticed. On physical checking of the bag, 75 Kg sandalwood wrapped in a plastic sheet was found inside it.

On further enquiry, the passenger failed to produce any valid documents or any satisfactory reply about carrying of sandalwood in such a large quantity following which he was apprehended on profiling basis.

The matter was immediately informed to the concerned officials including the customs and Maharashtra Forest departments.
13/08/19 Yahoo!

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