Pernem police seize stolen goods worth Rs 10 lakh, two arrested

Goemkarponn desk

PANAJI: Pernem police have seized Rs 10 lakh worth of stolen goods and arrested two persons who targeted foreign tourists in the coastal areas of Ashvem, Morjim Mandrem and Harmal for the last two months.
Incidents of large scale theft from various places in the area were reported to Pedne police station.
Police were investigating the suspects. The suspect, identified as Latif Khan, 28, of Mysore, Karnataka, and K.P. S. Aziz K Sadu, 46, of Kodagu Karnataka, has been arrested, and Rs 10 lakh has been confiscated from him.
The suspects targeted foreign and Indian tourists and stole valuables like their laptops.
The suspects had created an atmosphere of fear among the tourists by stealing them from their stomachs, mobile phones, cash, etc. and evaded police by changing their locations.
The Pernem police found out that the suspect was from Kerala and Karnataka during the investigation.
Earlier, Rs 25 lakh was seized from the same suspect, said Superintendent of Police Sudesh Naik and Inspector Vikram Naik.

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