Saturday, November 04, 2006

Fake currency seized at airport

Chennai: Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) have seized fake Indian currency notes in the denomination of Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 with a face value at Rs.29.53 lakh from a passenger who arrived from Colombo by an Air Sahara flight at Anna International Terminal on Wednesday last.
DRI Additional Director-General P. Babu told presspersons that the Central agency acting on intelligence, intercepted the passenger hailing from Kerala.
The passenger identified a person from Tamil Nadu waiting outside the arrival hall of airport who had come to receive him. The passenger had brought two corrugated carton boxes as checked in baggage in which boxes containing cheap crockery items were kept.
03/11/06 The Hindu
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