Three nabbed at Mangaluru International Airport for posing as custom officials

10:27 AM, Monday, December 16th, 2019
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Mangaluru : Three people, who allegedly impersonated Customs officials for extorting a passenger at Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) were arrested by the Quick Response Team of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), on Sunday, December 15.

The arrested are Riyaz, Mohammed Saheb Karabo and Khazi Aftab.

It is gathered that the trio approached the arrived passenger, Mohammad Shamas when he was waiting for his taxi and introduced themselves as custom officials. They then snatched his passport and directed him to proceed with them for further checking and inquiry.

Shamas got suspicious broke himself free from their clutches and rushed to the QRT of CISF stationed at the alighting point for help. The QRT personnel rushed to the spot and nabbed the trio.

While inquiring the trio they alleged that Shamas was a gold smuggler. Realising the gravity of the matter, the CISF informed the Customs officials and the local police. Upon joint interrogation, it came to light that this was a case of extortion the trio had planned.

Based on the complaint filed by Shammas, the trio were arrested and were handed over to local police for further investigation.



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