Friday, July 07, 2017

Two passengers trying to smuggle foreign currency held at IGIA

New Delhi: Two international passengers were arrested by the customs officials at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport for trying to smuggle foreign currency, said to be worth around Rs 33 lakh, out of the country.

“On the basis of the surveillance kept in the departure hall of IGI Airport, the officers of Air Customs Preventive intercepted two passengers, who were travelling to Dubai by flight no IX 141 on July 5, 2017 with foreign currency, SAR (Saudi Arabia Riyal) 1,74,300 and Kuwait Dinar 2,200, concealed in their hand bags.

The recovered foreign currency has been seized under Section 110 of Customs Act, 1962. The seized foreign currency is equivalent to INR Rs 33,44,270. “Both passengers have been placed under arrest,” Joint Commissioner of Customs Anubha Sinha said on Thursday.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Customs, Jyotiraditya further told The Pioneer, “We are taking this case very seriously. We are keeping a watch on passengers of all outgoing flights. We are looking into various aspects of this particular case and further investigation is on.”
07/07/17 Daily Pioneer