Thursday, June 01, 2017

Afghan held with forex worth Rs 2.52 crore at Delhi airport

An Afghan national was arrested at the airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle out foreign currency worth Rs 2.52 crore, in one of the major seizures of forex.

The accused was intercepted in the departure hall of the IGI airport when he was trying to board a flight to Mumbai.

He had arrived from Afghanistan yesterday morning.

"Soon after his arrival to India, the accused went out of the airport to Lajpat Nagar to collect foreign currency.

He then came back to the airport to board a flight to Mumbai in the evening the same day," said Govind Garg, Deputy Commissioner of the customs department at the airport.

The passenger was carrying foreign currencies -- USD 2,15,000 and Saudi Riyals 7,00,000 -- equivalent to Rs 2.52 crore and it was to be given to another passenger who was travelling to Dubai by another flight.
31/05/17 PTI/DNA