As we all know, the business magnate Anand Mahindra is very active on social media platforms, especially on Twitter. With millions of followers on Twitter, Sir Mahindra never fails to grab the attention of netizens with his reactions and remarks on various trending topics and, once again he did a similar thing.
Recently, A video of a foiled smuggling bid involving ‘pan masala’ sachets and cash worth $40,000 at the Kolkata airport went viral with the speed of light on the internet.
Anand Mahindra reacted to the tweet
He mentioned that he was impressed by the creativity of the smuggler and wished the man had not used it for a “law-breaking” purpose. The incident went viral on social media on Monday related to the recovery of $ 40,000 worth over ₹ 32 lakhs. The cash was concealed inside hundreds of sealed ‘pan masala’ (gutka) pouches.
At the Kolkata airport, a video came up in which sachets with $10 bills sealed with transparent plastic beinweren. Besides the cash, there was ‘pan masala’ powder inside as well.
The accused passenger was attempting to flee with the money to Bangkok in Thailand. He was intercepted by the officials. Sharing the information, the Kolkata Customs Department tweeted,
“AIU officials of Kolkata Customs intercepted a passenger scheduled to depart to Bangkok yesterday. A search of his checked-in baggage resulted in the recovery of US $40O00 (worth over ₹32 lakhlahksncealed inside Gutkha pouches”
#WATCH | AIU officials of Kolkata Customs intercepted a passenger scheduled to depart to Bangkok yesterday. A search of his checked-in baggage resulted in the recovery of US $40O00 (worth over Rs 32 lakh) concealed inside Gutkha pouches: Customs pic.twitter.com/unxgdR7jSu
— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2023
The Mahindra chairman, Anand Mahindra shared his opinion on the airport incident
Quoting the viral video, he stated,
“No shortage of innovative thinking and ‘manufacturing’ in India. I just wish this gentleman had applied his creativity to more productive-and law-abiding-goals!”
No shortage of innovative thinking and ‘manufacturing’ in India. I just wish this gentleman had applied his creativity to more productive-and law-abiding-goals! https://t.co/iO5nA4zWT0
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 10, 2023
He was impressed by the creative and innovative idea of the man accused but was disappointed that he did not use it for any lawful purpose.
To carry counterfeit goods and money, smugglers can go to any extent. Seems like despite their best efforts, sometimes they come on the radar of the intelligence service and get caught red-handedly.
Though the smuggler cleverly hid the cash inside sealed packets of ‘Pan Masala’ sachets in neat folds, he couldn’t succeed with his plan.
The netizens also reacted to the video by Kolkata Customs have a look:
The amount of work, the quality of the work & the patience for such neat work packing it!! Wow.
— Trigunatheetha Justice for Vihan & Sanvi (@trigunatheetha) January 9, 2023
My business runs on packing grocery items !
That packing is impressive 🥺🥺
— Seema Sinthakay (@fanaskay) January 9, 2023
Police have to find out the network ring operation.Most Dollars come from USA.They get good rupees rates either from businesses,buying properties,laundering Bollywood cash,etc.This happens around the world.Why Bangkok?Not for Chicks😜 or drugs.
— Rashmid (@RashmiP84717377) January 9, 2023
Ye scheme India ke bahar nahi jani chahiye, well done guys 👏🏻
— Sanket🇮🇳📉📈 (@KasatSanket) January 9, 2023