Hyderabad: Air India employee among three arrested for smuggling foreign currency, gold bars
International foreign money seized from the smuggler at Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Airport in Hyderabad
- Officers intercepted Sharjah sure smuggler, seized 27 lakh in overseas foreign money
- One other smuggler smuggling gold bars was nabbed on airport
- His confederate, an Air India worker has additionally been arrested
Directorate of Income Intelligence (DRI) sleuths nabbed three individuals concerned in smuggling overseas foreign money and gold bars within the nation.
In two separate instances, DRI officers arrested two smugglers on Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Airport in Hyderabad. An airline worker carrying Air India-SATS id card was additionally arrested.
Appearing on particular intelligence, DRI officers intercepted a passenger who was to board Indigo flight 6E 1405 to Sharjah after clearing immigration and safety examine.
On looking out his luggage, the officers discovered Qatari Riyals, Kuwait Dinars, Bahrain Dinars, UAE Dirhams, Saudi Riyals, Omani Riyals and US of varied denominations. The currencies amounted to about 27 lakhs in Indian rupees.
On interrogation, the passenger revealed that the overseas foreign money was obtained from unauthorised sellers and he was performing as a courier for somebody in Sharjah. He has been arrested and despatched to jail because the investigation is on.
In second incident, DRI officers nabbed an individual coming to Hyderabad from Abu Dhabi in Etihad flight no EY 274.
Intelligence steered that the person was smuggling gold bars and was handy them over to one of many airline workers earlier than he approached customs.
After his arrival on Hyderabad airport, the smuggler suspiciously entered the bathroom within the immigration space.
DRI Officers recovered 12 gold bars price Rs 44.60 lakh from him.
DRI has additionally detained an worker carrying Air India-SATS id card. Additional investigation is on.
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