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Idol-smuggling Racket Busted

on 2001/2/20 8:47:02 ( 1524 reads )

Source: Kaumudi

TRIVANDRUM, INDIA, February 20, 2001: Museum police held a three-member gang specializing in smuggling out rare idols to foreign countries. Top sources said that the gang comprising Syed, 50, a fake homeopathic doctor, Mohanan, 43, and Mohanachandran, 35, had smuggled out ten idols so far. They were caught while negotiating an audacious deal to smuggle out the panchaloha idol of Navneetakrishnan near the Hanuman temple here. Two Cochin-based agents of the gang were being traced, police said.

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