Gun smugglers remanded to 14 days judicial custody

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Kochi, Oct 10 (UNI) A local court here today remanded to 14 days' judicial custody Shakeel Ali Mohd. Salim and Rafiq Ahmed Yusuf, arrested at Karipur International Airport on October eight while smuggling in 59 handguns.

Customs authorities produced the two before judicial first class magistrate II S Anil, who is trying economic offences, at Fort Kochi here.

The court said that they will be at liberty to move for bail tomorrow.

The two were arrested at Karipur Airport while coming from Germany via Dubai on an Emirates flight.

The cache included 29 pistols and 30 revolvers. The accused could not given any satisfactory explanation about the consignment.


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