Sunday, August 20, 2017

Rs 7 lakh smuggled cash seized at airport

Chennai: Customs officials on Friday caught a smuggler who was trying to sneak foreign currency through the Chennai international airport.
Officials of the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) seized foreign currency worth Rs 7.19 lakh. This was in a variety of international currencies: denomination of 9,000 Saudi Riyals, 7,500 UAE dirhams, 850 Oman riyals, 140 British pounds and 200 Kuwaiti dinar.
The smuggler was identified as Karuppiah Vettappan who was bound for Abu Dhabi via Colombo on the Sri Lankan airlines flight no UL 128. He had concealed the money in his wallet and checked-in baggage.
20/08/17 Siddharth Prabhakar/Times of India