One held with foreign currencies in Chennai


CHENNAI: worth Rs 81 lakh were seized in two different cases at the airport here on Sunday and one person wasarrested in this connection, said.

Acting on a specific information, the officials of intercepted a 51-year-old passenger bound for Singapore and recovered Euros, US dollars, Singapore dollars and in different denominations worth Rs 77 lakh, a release from said.

A search on him resulted in the recovery of Rs 4.60 lakh from his pockets following which the passenger was arrested, it said.

In the second incident, another passenger bound for Sri Lanka was nabbed for allegedly carrying 5,000 US dollars worth Rs 3.50 lakh in his hand baggage.

Since the passenger did not declare the currencies, it was seized from him under Customs Act, the release said.

In another incident, customs sleuths recovered 10 units of gold strips weighing 148 grams and valued at Rs 4.50 lakh from a passenger who arrived from Kuwait, it added.
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