Shimla, Sep 14 (PTI) A 52-year-old Italian national, who was arrested in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district with 1.63 kg of charas, was sent to five-day police custody by a court on Monday, an official said.
Claudio Piccirilli was arrested by a team of the Bhuntar Police on Saturday evening after the recovery of the charas at the Bajaura check-post when he was going from Manali to Delhi in a bus, Kullu Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh said.
The SP said Piccirilli had hidden charas in his briefcase.
He was going to Delhi after staying at a guest House in Manali.
Piccirilli had come to India before the government imposed a nationwide lockdown in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the SP added. PTI DJI SNE SNE