Mangaluru: Saffron of Iranian Origin Worth Rs 12.72 Lakh Seized from Air Passenger

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Mangaluru: Saffron of Iranian origin worth Rs 12.72 lakh was seized by the customs officials at the international airport on Thursday.



Mohammed Riyaz, a resident of Mogral Puttur in Kasaragod district had arrived the morning flight from Dubai. He carried 10.60 kgs with him, which he tried to bring into the country without declaring it.

The officials, on suspicion, checked his baggage thoroughly and detected 424 sachets of 25 gms each neatly packed. The operation was conducted by airport’s assistant commissioner of customs N Udayashankaran.

The matter has been handed over for further action to customs commissioner D Purushottam.

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