Tuesday, October 13, 2020

CBI conducts surprise raids at Airport International cargo terminal

Chennai: Officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted surprise raids at the International cargo terminal at the old airport here. 
 The raids by an eight-member CBI team, began at around midnight at the export and import cargo areas, and ended at around 0430 hrs this morning, airport sources said. The 24-hour cargo terminal has been handling parcels and containers meant for foreign countries and those sent from abroad. 
 During the searches, the CBI officials also questioned the cargo authorities and the customs officials and also took away some incriminating documents. The reason for the sudden and surprise checks were not known and the CBI officials were tight lipped about it. 
 The raids were held in the backdrop of smuggling of banned narcotics and psychotropic drugs into India from foreign countries and seizure of large quantity of drugs in the recent past. The raids also comes in the wake of reports of alleged irregularities in handling parcels and containers being sent to foreign countries.
 12/10/20 UNI
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