Dubai-bound passenger held with foreign currency worth Rs 60 lakh at Delhi Airport
New Delhi: A Dubai-bound passenger was held with foreign currency worth Rs 60 lakh at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday, the CISF said.
A CISF official said that around 11.30 a.m. surveillance and intelligence staff noticed suspicious activities of a passenger, later identified as Paramjeet Singh, bound for Dubai in the check-in area.
On suspicion, he was diverted to random checking point for thorough checking of his luggage, where the x-ray scan revealed some currency concealed in the side layer of his hand bag. Senior CISF and Customs officials were subsequently.
Thereafter, the passenger was allowed to complete the check-in formalities but kept under close watch through physical and electronic measures. After clearing the check-in process and Immigration formalities, the passenger was intercepted by CISF surveillance and intelligence staff.
“On thorough checking of his bag, in the presence of custom officials, foreign currency (2,62,500 Saudi Riyal and 5,000 USD) worth Rs 60 Lakh were found concealed in the “side false layer of his hand bag” to avoid detection. On enquiry, he could not produce valid documents for carry such an amount of foreign currency,” said the official.
Singh, and the foreign currency, were handed over to Custom officials for further action.