Saturday, September 07, 2019

Man nabbed with riyals worth Rs 57 lakh

Mumbai: A man was arrested at Mumbai airport for allegedly carrying Saudi riyals worth approximately Rs 57 lakh concealed inside the false bottom of his bag, CISF officials said on Friday. Kamlesh B was to fly to Delhi by SpiceJet on Thursday evening, they said.
During the pre-embarkation security check at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, sub-inspector Narendra Kumar noticed images of suspicious things in his hand baggage, they said. During a check, no suspicious items were found inside but the empty bag was unusually heavy, the officials said.
When screened again, it showed something was hidden between layers of the bag material, they said.
The false bottom of the bag was cut opened and the riyals wrapped with a black plastic sheet were found, the officials said, adding that he could not produce a valid document.
07/09/19 PTI/Times of India
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