New Delhi, Apr 4 (PTI) A man, who was allegedly trying to smuggle out 5 kg of marijuana neatly packed inside salted snacks, has been apprehended by the CISF at the Bengaluru airport today, a senior official said.

He said the security personnel noticed some suspicious packets in the baggage of a 31-year-old Kerala-based man, identified as H P Sabir Ahamed, after he arrived at the airport at 3 am.

He was asked to undergo detailed frisking.

“Fourteen packets of marijuana or ganja, weighing about 5 kg, was found concealed in transparent ‘namkeen’ (salted snacks) packets in the man’s bag,” Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) spokesperson Assistant Inspector General Hemendra Singh said here.

“Ahamed has been handed over to the Customs officials at the airport,” he said here.

Singh said Ahamed was supposed to fly to Doha via Mumbai from Bengaluru.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.