2 held, goods worth Rs 75,000 seized

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Pudukkottai, Jul 2: Customs officials arrested two people and a huge quantity of batteries, beedi bundles, T-shirts and other commodities, worth Rs 75,000, meant for smuggling to Sri Lanka, were seized from them, near Gopalapatnam coast here last night.

According to customs sources, a team of customs officials, acting on a tip off, conducted a search at the house of one Isheriff of Gopalapatnam and effected the seizure.

Based on this information, they also secured one Shakul Hamed, a key person involved in smuggling activities in that area.

The customs officials were interrogating the arrested people, sources added.

UNI

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