Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Smuggling bid at Mumbai airport foiled by DRI, foreign currency worth Rs 1.42 crore seized

Mumbai: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized foreign currency worth Rs 1.42 crore at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai. This is the second smuggling bid within a fortnight foiled by the Mumbai DRI.

The seized foreign currency was in US Dollar, Euro, Saudi Riyal, and Japanese Yen. The total value stood at Rs 1,42,75,018

The agency said they had pinpointed intelligence information on the smuggling bid. "A passenger by the name Karan Singh, who had arrived at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai from Jodhpur by a flight was to board a Dubai flight," sources said.

He was intercepted and during the baggage checking procedure, white coloured envelopes were found concealed inside garments, the agency said, adding that on opening the envelopes, foreign currencies of various denominations were found.

The passenger was subsequently arrested.

The agency further added that during the investigation, it was revealed that one Lekhraj Mewara had handed over the said baggage to Karan Singh. "Lekhraj was subsequently arrested on 05.12.2021 and was also sent to judicial custody by the court.

07/12/21 Pankaj Upadhyay/India Today

To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline


Post a Comment