Mangaluru: The customs officials at the Mangaluru international airport on Sunday detected a case of cannabis (ganja) being smuggled out of the country on Saturday.
Zakaria K P of Kasaragod was scheduled to take a flight to Dubai and had brought a suitcase with him. While checking in, the screening by the customs officials showed some suspicious-looking stuff hidden in it. They got the suitcase opened.
Ganja weighing 1.8 kg, expected to fetch Rs 25,000 in illegal market, was found being carried with intention to be taken to Dubai. The officials also traced Abdul Irshad, who had come to drop Zakaria and transport the contraband. Both were arrested.
A car that was used to bring the stuff to the airport was also seized. The case was handed to the Bajpe police, who produced both of them in a court.