Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Rs 1.15 Crore Worth US Dollars Seized by CISF at IGI Airport, Six Held

New Delhi: About Rs 1.15 crore worth of "suspicious" US dollars have been seized and six people apprehended by CISF personnel in two instances at the Delhi airport, officials said on Tuesday.

In the first case that took place at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on Monday, a Dubai-bound passenger was intercepted by the security personnel as he allegedly concealed $90,000 in the false bottom of two bags he was carrying.

The approximate value of the currency is Rs 65.50 lakh and the passenger was handed over to the Customs authorities by the CISF, they said.

In the second incident that was also reported on Monday at the same airport, a group of five passengers travelling to Bangkok were apprehended with $70,000 shared between them.

The passengers tried to self-offload from their scheduled flight, as they apprehended trouble, but they were intercepted by CISF personnel and the value of the currency recovered from them is estimated to be worth Rs 50 lakh.

The five were handed over to the air intelligence unit of the Income-Tax Department present at the IGI, they said.
03/03/20 News18.com
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