• Short Summary

    In a surprise raid on the godown of an airline in New Delhi (Japan Airlines) Indian Customs officials broke open five cases carrying the famous Indian musical instrument 'sitar' and found each of them carrying a false bottom containing hashish. 'Sitar' the string instrument is extremely popular amongst young people in Europe and America, made more popular by the Beatles.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Indian Customs officials breaking open a case.


    2.
    Various shots of officials breaking open a case, CVs of officials looking at it, CVs of case being broken open.


    3.
    False bottom of case breaks open, chunks of hashish open up, officials take them out and stack them up.


    4.
    CVs of smiling faces.


    5.
    CVs of hashish. Officials upturn the case and break open the other side and bring out 'sitar' the string instrument.


    6.
    Several different shots of 'sitar' instruments being taken out etc.


    7.
    MVs of sitar.


    8.
    Hashish being weighed.


    9.
    More shots of 'sitar' instruments etc.




    Initials


    CUSTOMS DID NOT ALLOW SOUND

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In a surprise raid on the godown of an airline in New Delhi (Japan Airlines) Indian Customs officials broke open five cases carrying the famous Indian musical instrument 'sitar' and found each of them carrying a false bottom containing hashish. 'Sitar' the string instrument is extremely popular amongst young people in Europe and America, made more popular by the Beatles. Hashish is popular among hippies. The value of hashish captured, a total of 65 Kgs is around Rs. 26,000,00.00 in United States (around US Dollars 350000.00). The Customs authorities are now looking for more such cases around India.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB4ERM5F9OCO5WKGTCNOWDQC7Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4ERM5F9OCO5WKGTCNOWDQC7Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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