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Italian National Detained at Chennai Airport

A 69-year-old Italian national was detained at the Chennai airport after he was found in possession of a satellite phone, customs authorities said.

Published: 27th December 2014 06:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th December 2014 06:55 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

CHENNAI: A 69-year-old Italian national was detained on Saturday at the airport in Chennai after he was found in possession of a satellite phone, customs authorities said.

Neri Giovanni was scheduled to board a flight to Colombo at 9.30 AM but was detained after he was found in possession of the satellite phone.

Customs authorities said the use of such phones in India was highly restricted adding prior permission and declaration was needed.

The Italian, who arrived here on December 7 and was staying at a hotel, is being questioned.

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