Israeli national arrested with live cartridges at Goa airport

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A 32-year-old Israeli national was on Saturday arrested at the Dabolim international airport for possession of live cartridges, police said.

A first information report was registered after six cartridges were found in the baggage of Biton Eliyan during an X-ray scan around 2.45 p.m., a police spokesperson said.

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After a preliminary inquiry, Eliyan, who was on his way to Delhi from Goa, was arrested late on Saturday.

“He has been arrested under relevant sections of the Arms Act,” said a police official from the Vasco police station.

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North Goa has sizeable jewish population and road signs are often displayed in hebrew language. The area has also acquired notoriety for drug peddling and violence.

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