DRI Intercepts Passenger Duo With Illicit Foreign Currency Worth Rs 3.7 Crore At Mumbai Airport

DRI Intercepts Passenger Duo With Illicit Foreign Currency Worth Rs 3.7 Crore At Mumbai Airport

Mumbai, Nov 27 (TNA) Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has intercepted two passengers intending to smuggle foreign currency outside India. DRI officers nabbed these two passengers at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai, in the early hours of Friday.

They were scheduled to travel to Sharjah. Examination of their baggage yielded foreign currency in the form of US Dollars and Saudi Dirhams, valued at Rs 3.7 crore. The foreign currency was found concealed deep in ingeniously designed false bottoms of the carry-on luggage. The mode and manner of concealment would have made the detection difficult in ordinary baggage scans.

The two intercepted passengers had no documents for the illicit possession or for legal export of the said foreign currency. The foreign currency recovered from these passengers has been seized in terms of Section 110 of the Customs Act, 1962. Further investigations in the matter are on.

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