Mangaluru, Sep 17 (PTI) A man who gave the slip to customs personnel at the airport here after being caught with ganja to be smuggled to Doha two days ago has been arreted, official sources said today.

Mohammed Haneef who hails from Kerala, was arrested near the railway station here yesterday, they said.

He had hoodwinked the customs authorities and managed to escape after being caught with 4.5 kg of ganja in his baggage ahead of boarding a flight to Doha.

After his arrest, Haneef was produced in a court which remanded him to judicial custody, the sources said.

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