Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Shark fins worth Rs 8 lakh seized from passenger at Chennai airport

Chennai: Customs officials seized 14 kg of shark fins, worth Rs 8 lakh, from a Singapore-bound passenger at Chennai airport on Monday night.
The officials acted on intelligence that either marine products were likely to be smuggled to Singapore. They observed that a male passenger was moving in a suspicious manner in the departure area, carrying a carton box. A close watch was kept on his movement.

The man, identified as Dharbar Latheef, 60, of Trichy, was intercepted after he had cleared immigration and was proceeding towards security check. He was to fly to Singapore in an Air India Express flight.

The man was questioned about the contents of his carton box. As he was evasive in his reply, the officials checked him and his luggage and recovered 14 kg of shark fins.
26/11/19 Siddharth Prabhakar/Times of India
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