Airport ganesha idol seized

5 star tortoises, 4 gold Ganesha Idols seized at airport, one arrested Customs Officials on Sunday seized 65 star tortoises and four gold idols of Lord Ganesha in two separate incidents and arrested one person at the Anna International airport here. Airport sources said based on specific information, customs officers intercepted a Bangkok-bound passenger Venkadesan (24) at the departure terminal after he had cleared immigration and was proceeding towards security hold area.

As his movement and behaviour appeared to be suspicious, officials questioned whether he was carrying any contraband/foreign currency or wildlife to which he made evasive replies. His two checked-in luggages were recalled and on examination of them, officials found 65 live tortoises, which were concealed in two hotpot boxes in each of them.