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Man Nabbed at Mangalore Airport with 10 KG Ganja Hidden in Pumpkins

KTK Basheer, a resident of Karnataka, was intercepted when a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) official, tasked to scan baggage of passengers, detected images of large round-shaped objects in his cabin bag at about 4.15 pm.

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Updated:May 18, 2018, 8:06 PM IST
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Man Nabbed at Mangalore Airport with 10 KG Ganja Hidden in Pumpkins
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Mangalore: 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 the baggage 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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