Bodybuilder detained for smuggling women`s clothes; let off

Vikas Singh was caught with women cloths and was later fined before being let off on.

Updated: May 23, 2011, 17:29 PM IST

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.