Tuesday, December 04, 2018

DRI Busts Foreign Currency Smuggling Racket at Kolkata Airport

Kolkata: Officers of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) bust a smuggling racket operating at the Kolkata airport, said media reports on Monday.

On Monday, two members of the gang entered the domestic terminal of the NSCBI airport, Kolkata, with foreign currency hidden in their shoe soles and managed to get through the security check. They then waited at the domestic departure area as they planned to board a domestic flight.

The third member of the gang checked into the Kolkata airport to depart on the Bangkok-bound flight. He left the immigration and customs and waited at the international departures area.

A glass door separates the domestic terminal from the international terminal which remains locked. However, the gang took advantage of the gap between the doors and tried to smuggle the foreign currency notes.

All three met at the glass door and the duo handed over the package containing the foreign currency. As soon as the third member of the gang proceeded to board the flight he was stopped by DRI officials and immediately detained.
03/12/18 India.com

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