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Over Rs 5 lakh in foreign currency seized at MIA


Team Udayavani, Jan 11, 2020, 10:02 AM IST

Mangaluru: CISF officials detained a passenger at Mangaluru International Airport after he was found to be carrying various foreign currencies valued at over Rs five lakhs here on Saturday, January 11.

The passenger identified as Shahul Hameed Theruvath was supposed to take the Spice jet flight SG 059 for Dubai.

During the X BIS screening process, CISF officials noticed some suspicious image in Shahul’s hand baggage. During the physical inspection of the hand baggage they found various foreign currencies -USD (76×100), Chinese currency (1000×10 and 110×10), Malaysian currency (50×1, 10x01and 1×3), and Turkey currency (10×2) worth Rs 5,48,000.

The seized foreign currencies along with the passenger was handed over to Customs officials by CISF. Custom officials offloaded the passenger and initiated an investigation.

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