外文标题：Two Chinese nationals held with sandalwood at Mumbai airport
MUMBAI: Two Chinese nationals were held at Mumbai international airport while allegedly trying to smuggle sandalwood worth more than Rs 1.5 lakh to Hong Kong, a Customs official said on tuesday.
According to Customs, Chinese duo Yang Yingbin and Chen Ziteng were at the Chhatrapati Shivaji international airport on Friday to catch a flight to Hong Kong.
But as they excited the suspicion of airport security, a search was carried out of their luggage, which yielded 40kg sandalwood worth Rs 1,53,600, the official said.
The duo were allegedly trying to smuggle the sandalwood out to Hong Kong, he added.
"After a preliminary inquiry, the duo was handed over to forest department for further questioning," the officer said.
Why so much pain for sandalwood ?
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Mohamed Shabandri (Mumbai) replies to Tejinder Singh
Because Verrapan had given hell lot of tension to all the officials, so they are exacting revenge on all sandal wood smugglers.
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If it were to be an Indian to be doing this in China, he would be locked up for a long time. These two should be put behind bars and adequate punishment should be given
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hushar manus (Unknown)
Poor Chinese guys they couldn't understand custom officer's demand for money in Hindi language ended up being detained. Next time they should learn a little bit of Hindi and tell the custom officer - 'Kitna Paisa Chahiye Bolo. Main Utna Dedunga'. They will be let off immediately once the deal is struck..
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可怜的中国人听不懂海关官员用印地语说的索贿，结果被拘。下次，他们应该学一点印地语，然后对印度海关官员说：“Kitna Paisa Chahiye Bolo. Main Utna Dedunga”，一旦交易达成，他们就会被立即放行......
Amalendu Kumar (Lagos)
What of all the black money sent out of India by our Neta's, when will officials nab them.
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Evans Chris Sumitra (New York, USA.)
I think the two Chinese nationals went through the bad channel. The value of the sandalwood seized is peanuts.
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Vijayan I (Delhi)
there would have been many more chinese who wud have gotten away ... we have to be highly suspicious of chinese as they are a selfish lot and have scant respect for others .....
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Viru (US) replies to Vijayan
The pot calling the kettle black.
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Ajay Sharma (Germany)
They are just two small smuggler who might have been used as bait for bigger coup. China has already taken away all the Redwood and a lot of Sandalwood through one way or the other. Indian craftsmen, specially in Rajasthan have started EARNING THEIR LIVING THROUGH OTHER professions, as the wood is becoming scarce and costly day by day. This is one of thousands of problems, which should be solved rather than sending a satellite to Mars.
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