Goa News

Booking.com

My life got disturbed after Alemao case Costao

Panaji: Nearly 26 years after he shot to fame as the 'lone ranger' and a 'one-man army' who took on the might of the Alemaos in the gold smuggling case, Costao Fernandes today shuns the limelight. "I want to lead a low-profile life," 63-year-old Fernandes told REPORTERS on Thursday from Mumbai, where he stays with his daughter.

"My life got disturbed after the incident," Fernandes, who visits Goa once in three months, said.

Fernandes admits to the sequence of events that led to the death of Alvernaz Alemao, but refutes that he disappeared. "I hid in a jungle for a day and next day, at night I went to the office to report the incident," Fernandes, who joined the customs in 1979 as a preventive officer in Goa, said.

Fernandes said he used to get threatening calls that he would be killed.

"I never got scared. We are born to die today or tomorrow... and when you do your duty, you should not get scared," Fernandes said.

In 1994, Fernandes moved to Mumbai and retired as the superintendent of customs in Mumbai in 2014. A black belt in karate, Fernandes now is a fitness trainer. "I am a fitness freak... I represent India at masters athletic championship," he said.

Fernandes said he did what he did as part of his duty. "We have to prevent smuggling and we are paid to stop smuggling. I was doing my job," he said.


Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Source: My life got disturbed after Alemao case Costao

Share this post

Submit to DeliciousSubmit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TechnoratiSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Add comment

   


Security code
Refresh