Custom officials at Kochi airport detain Afghan man for possessing foreign currency worth Rs 11 crore
Foreign money in US and Saudi Riyal had been seized from the person. (Reuters picture for illustration)
- The person has been recognized as Yusuf Mohammed Siddiqui.
- He was intercepted at Kochi airport whereas travelling from Delhi to Dubai.
- The forex was seized after X-ray screening of his baggage.
Customs officers at Kochi airport detained one 33-year-old Afghan nationwide Wednesday morning after Rs 11 crore in international forex had been recovered from his baggage.
The person, recognized as Yusuf Mohammed Siddiqui, was travelling from New Delhi to Dubai by way of Kochi in an Air India flight on June 12. As a result of a technical snag, the flight was rescheduled and passengers had been shifted to a Kochi lodge.
In the course of the X-ray screening of his baggage at Kochi airport, Rs 11 crore value of US and Saudi Riyal mixed had been intercepted which result in his arrest.
The seizure is the most important ever made by Kochi airport’s customized officers.
Intelligence Bureau and Directorate of Income Intelligence are probing the case.
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