The Mumbai Police have decided to return the surviving goats and sheep seized from MSV Yusufi to Dubai. The animals were being kept at Mumbai Port Trust.
Police also received forensic report on plastic envelopes found in the guts of the animals. The FSL report ruled out presence of any explosives, said Krishna Prakash,additional commissioner of police (south region). Police have approached City Metropolitan Magistrate Court with an appeal to send the goats and sheep back to Dubai. Of the 32 goats and sheep seized,only 26 survive,said police.
The animals and the cargo have now been handed over to the Customs. The magistrate will decide what to do with the smuggled goods. The next hearing is slated for June 3. We are yet to find out which port in Dubai the dhow set sail from, said H G Shinde,assistant commissioner of police,Yellowgate division.