Bodybuilder detained for smuggling women`s clothes; let off
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Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2011, 17:29
  
Mumbai: A man, who claimed to have participated at various bodybuilding contests including Mr Universe, was detained at the airport here while trying to smuggle women's clothes worth nearly Rs 1.5 lakh, an official said Monday.

Vikas Singh (30), who claimed to have won Mr India, Mr Maharashtra, Mr Jammu and Kashmir and Mr North India titles over the years, was intercepted while he was passing through the green channel on Friday at around 11.30 pm, the customs official said on condition of anonymity.

Upon checking Singh's luggage, women apparel, that were not declared by him, were found in his possession, the official added.

Singh, who is a resident of Khar and works as a trainer in a gymnasium, was questioned in this regard when he confessed to have smuggled clothes for shopkeepers in Lokhandwala area, he said, adding Singh had been to Bangkok and was returning from there when he was caught.

"He was caught with women cloths and was later fined before being let off on Saturday at 3 am," said Sameer Wankhede, Deputy Commissioner of Customs.

Singh had participated in Mr Universe 2010 - Musclemania title held in Miami, Florida where around 200 contestants from 32 countries participated.

PTI


First Published: Monday, May 23, 2011, 17:29


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