New Delhi: CISF surveillance & intelligence staff of IGI Airport on behaviour detection on Wednesday observed suspicious activities of a passenger in the check-in area of terminal-3, IGI Airport.
He was intercepted and enquired. On enquiry, he revealed his identity as Murad Alam (Indian), bound for Dubai by Air India flight No AI-995 (STD-2025 hrs).
On suspicion, he was taken to the random checking point for thorough checking of his luggage. On x-ray screening of his baggage, CISF personnel noticed suspicious images inside his bag. The baggage was taken out for physical checking.
On physical checking of his baggage, a high volume of foreign currencies was found concealed in cooked mutton pieces, peanuts, biscuit packets and other eatable items kept inside his baggage.
This is a unique & peculiar modus-operandi for concealment of foreign currency.
This appears to be a crystal clear case of smuggling of foreign currencies. Details of detected foreign currencies are as under:-
1. Saudi riyal 500×445 = 2,22,500,
2. Qatar riyal 100×15= 1,500,
3. Kuwait Dinar 20×06= 1,200,
4. Omani riyal 05×06= 300 &
5. Euro 50×36= 1,800
The approximate cost of the said foreign currency is INR 45,00,000/-. On enquiry, he could not produce any valid document.
Later, the said passenger along with the recovered high volume of foreign currency worth INR 45 lakh was handed over to Customs Officials for further action in the matter.