Saturday, October 21, 2006

Woman held with 106 blank traveller’s cheques

Mumbai: The Customs authorities have arrested a woman at Chhatrapati Shivaji international airport here with unaccounted traveller’s cheques worth more than Rs 47 lakh.
The Indian was intercepted by officers of the Air Intelligence Unit on Thursday, before she boarded a flight to Johannesburg, the Customs said.
The passenger was found in possession of 106 blank traveller’s cheques of $1000 denomination each, along with $1,642 and Rs 10,000, collectively equivalent to Rs 47,89,305, which were seized under provisions of the Customs Act.
20/10/06 PTI/Daily News & Analysis
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