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Two Kenyans held with 156 gold biscuits worth Rs 6.5 crore

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Two Kenyan nationals were nabbed from a suburban five-star with gold biscuits worth Rs 6.5 crore thanks to three staffers of the hotel who alerted police, an said today.

The incident occurred last night when the duo, including a crew member of a Kenyan airline, were checking-in at the hotel in Andheri (East) near the Sahar international airport, a said.

As the duo were not cooperating with the hotel staff, the staffers grew suspicious and informed station.

A police team arrived at the spot and apprehended the crew member, identified as (29), the said.

He said the police found 156 gold biscuits, worth Rs 6.5 crore, concealed in a specially made knee-cap and a waist belt worn under Abdullah's trouser.

Police also apprehended Abdullah's accomplice, Ali Hussain (26) from the spot.

"The duo and the seized gold biscuits were handed over to the Customs officials for further investigation," said DCP Zone VIII,

Three staffers of the hotel were today felicitated by police, he added.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 22:25 IST