Chennai air custom-mades take foreign currency worth Rs. 1.04 crore, one detained
They were frisked and individual luggage was analyzed after they had actually cleared Migration and were continuing towards security hold location.
Foreign currency worth Rs 1.04 crore was seized at Chennai airport.
Based on intelligence regarding foreign currency smuggling by Dubai-bound travelers travelling by flight 6E 65, custom-mades officials maintained a special vigil and managed to intercept six passengers– Mansoor Ali Khan, 27, Yakalik, 68, Thameem Ansari, 49, Mohamad Hussain, 30, and Yousuf, 67, of Chennai and Abdul Rahman, 38, of Pudur, at the departure terminal of Chennai airport.
They were frisked and personal baggage was analyzed after they had actually cleared Immigration and were proceeding towards security hold location.
According to authorities, numerous heavy powerbanks were found hidden in the travelers’ backpacks. On being burst, foreign currency was discovered inside. More currency was recuperated from the pockets of their backpacks.
US $74,000 USD in $100 expenses worth Rs.535 lakhs, 1,50,000 Saudi Riyals in 500 denomination, worth Rs.283 lakhs, and 25,000 Euros in denomination of 200, worth Rs. 22.2 lakhs, totally comparable to Rs 1.04 Crore were recovered and taken under Customs Act read with Foreign Exchange Management (Export and Import of currency) Laws,2015 Thameem Ansari, whose specific seizure worth crossed Rs. 20 lakhs was jailed.
Leading authorities say that seizure of foreign currency amounting over a crore rupees is rather unusual which concealment in power banks is a brand-new method operandi.
More investigation is under progress.
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