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Jaipur airport: Australian arrested for carrying satellite phone; 2nd foreigner this month

April 23, 2019, 12:17 pm

Jaipur Airport

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Jaipur: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) arrested a foreign resident identified as Paul for carrying a satellite phone at Jaipur International airport on Monday. 

Paul is a resident of Australia and was travelling to Delhi from Jaipur airport in an Indigo flight.

According to the CISF officials, the accused was caught when the scanning machine during Indigo airlines check-in baggage gave an odd signal. The scanner belt was stopped and the officials found a satellite phone in one of baggage that belonged to Paul. The accused was immediately taken into the custody.

The CISF officials handed over the accused to the police for further investigation after the necessary paperwork.

The accused did not inform anyone that he was carrying a satellite phone. Only during the security check, the matter came to light, added officials.

It may be noted that the usage of the satellite phone is only limited to army and intelligence agencies’ officials in the country. No other person is permitted to carry or use the satellite phone.

The Sanganer police are interrogating the accused and the further investigation is on.

Similarly, CISF arrested an Australia resident identified as Martin Herald for carrying the satellite phone at Jaipur airport on April 16.

Several cases have come forth at Jaipur international airport related to gold, foreign currency, and drugs smuggling. Now, the cases threatening national security are also coming up.

First published: April 23, 2019
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