Thursday, September 24, 2020

Man Arrested With Foreign Currency Worth Over ₹ 11 Lakh At Delhi Airport

New Delhi: A man has been arrested by customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle out forex worth ₹ 11.54 lakh at Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi, an official statement said on Thursday.

The accused was intercepted on Wednesday when he was proceeding to board a flight to Dubai.

"The customs officers recovered the foreign currency, i.e. Saudi Riyals -32,500 and Dirham- 27,500, equivalent to ₹ 11.54 lakh, which was found to be concealed inside a grey colour stroller bag," said the statement issued by the customs department.

The passenger admitted that he had smuggled foreign currency and commercial goods worth approximately ₹ 38 lakh in his previous five visits in the last one year, it said.

24/09/20 PTI/NDTV

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