Wednesday, November 10, 2021

CISF detects 1.2 lakh Saudi Riyals at IGI Airport from a passenger

New Delhi: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel apprehended a passenger from IGI Airport in Delhi carrying foreign currency 1.2 lakh Saudi Riyals worth Rs 24 lakh concealed in the false bottom of his bag, CISF said on Tuesday.

The CISF personnel, who were deployed to check and keep surveillance at Ter-3, IGI Airport, noticed suspicious activities of a passenger while he was entering into the terminal building on Tuesday.

The passenger was identified as Mohammad Ashraf, an Indian national, bound for Dubai by SpiceJet flight, said CISF official.

On suspicion, he was diverted to a random checking point near departure gate No 3 for x-ray screening of his luggage. During x-ray screening of his trolley bag, CISF personnel noticed an image of a high volume of currency note inside his trolley bag. Thereafter, he along with his trolley bag was allowed to go for check-in and immigration formalities, but he was kept under close watch through electronic and physical surveillance, said the official.

After completing immigration formalities, he approached Security Hold Area (SHA) for Preembarkation Security Check (PESC). During PESC, his trolley bag was screened through an XBIS machine and selected for physical check. During thorough checking of his luggage, it was noticed that a false bottom had been created in the bag. On tearing the sheet covering the false bottom, 1.2 lakh Saudi Riyals worth Rs 24 lakh were found concealed inside the false bottom of the bag following that Customs officials were informed regarding the issue.

The Customs Officials detained the passenger for further inquiry to know about the source of money, said CISF.

09/11/21 UNI

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