BHATKAL: In a joint operation, the railway police and the civil police of Bhatkal town arrested a man with banned notes worth `18 lakh at the Bhatkal railway station on Friday night.
According to the police, the arrested has been identified as Mohiddin Abdulla of Manjeshwar town in Kerala. The recovered notes were of `500 and `1,000 denominations.
The arrested was said to be bringing the banned notes from Goa to Majeshwar in Netravati train. Based on a tip-off that a person is carrying banned notes, the Bhatkal railway police passed the information to the town police.
Both of them formed their own teams and waited at the station till late night to catch him red-handed.
During interrogation, the accused is said to have informed the police that he was bringing the notes to his hometown in Kerala.
The police said after a preliminarily investigation, they are yet to find out any details of the money trail.