Man, with 10-kg ganja hidden in pumpkins, nabbed at Mangalore airport

May 18, 2018, 20:40 IST | PTI

The man's bag was opened and three large pumpkins were recovered

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A man, who had allegedly concealed 10 kilograms of marijuana inside large pumpkins, was apprehended by the CISF at the airport here today, officials said. KTK Basheer, a resident of Karnataka, was intercepted when a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) official, tasked to scan baggages of passengers, detected images of large round-shaped objects in his cabin bag at about 4.15 pm, an official said.

Basheer's bag was opened and three large pumpkins were recovered. As this was found to be suspicious, the personnel on duty cut open the pumpkins to find 10 kg of marijuana placed in plastic wrappers inside, the official said. The man, who was supposed to take a flight to Doha, and the narcotics cache has been handed over to customs authorities, they said.

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