Monday, November 12, 2018

Afghan man trying to smuggle forex worth Rs 34 mn arrested at Delhi airport

New Delhi: An Afghan man was arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence at the Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle out foreign currency worth Rs 34 million, an official statement said on Sunday.

The Afghan national, a resident of Parwan (North Kabul), was intercepted on Saturday at the airport when he was about to depart for Dubai, it said.

He was attempting to smuggle out $450,000 (equivalent to Rs 34 million) by concealing it inside a musical instrument (harmonium), which had a special cavity for concealment, the statement issued by the DRI said, adding the foreign national has been arrested.

Smuggling of foreign currency from India has seen a spike in the current financial year.

On November 1, the DRI had seized foreign currency equivalent to Rs 20 million at the India Gandhi International (IGI) airport here.
11/10/18 PTI/Business Standard
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