i wonder if the consignment was going to a 'kashmiri emporium'.
near iim calicut, by the way, there's a 500-acre plot recently bought by mohammedans, where they are 'training' kashmiris. training in what, nobody knows. this whole setup is funded by arabs.
koya is a malabar mohammedan name.
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Kochi, Jan. 9 (PTI): Customs officials seized 18 rifles and 34 pistols, all gas-powered, while searching a furniture consignment that arrived here from Dubai.
Of the 810 packages in the consignment, only eight have been opened and the search is expected to continue till late tonight. No arrests have been made yet, customs sources told PTI.
Copies of the Koran were found in packages containing the carbon-dioxide guns, which come under the category of air pistols and air guns which are restricted in India. Arms experts have examined the weapons, which can be used for training purposes, sources said.
The air pistols are exact replicas of real weapons and many countries have banned them, they said.
The consignment was meant for Premier Exports at Wellington Island in Kochi, and was sent by Palson Trading Company of Dubai. The last port of call of the ship that carried it was Jebelali, sources said.
A representative of Premier Exports from Thrissur is being interrogated and his residence has been searched.
The Intelligence Bureau, Special Branch, Naval Intelligence and top police officials are looking into the matter.
Acting on suspicions, customs officials today searched the consignment, which was at a private container freight station and found the guns concealed in the furniture.
State Home Minister, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, told reporters at Thiruvanathapuram that Additional Director General of Police (Intelligence), Jacob Poonoose, has been asked to enquire into the seizure of the guns.