Fliers held for smuggling Rs 92 L forex seized at IGI Airport

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Fliers held for smuggling Rs 92 L forex seized at IGI Airport

Monday, 11 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Delhi Customs Department has arrested septuagenarian couple for allegedly trying to smuggle out of the country foreign currencies worth Rs 92 lakh at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport.

According to a senior Customs official, the accused were intercepted when they were proceeding to board a flight to Dubai on Friday

“They were stopped by customs official and a detailed personal and baggage search of the two passengers resulted in the recovery of foreign currencies — Euro and Dirham- equivalent to Rs 92.02 lakh,” said the senior customs official.

“The two, aged around 70 years, were accompanied with their nine-year-old grandchild. The forex was seized under Section 110 of the Customs Act, 1962.

Both passengers were placed under arrest in accordance with Section 104 of the Customs Act, 1962.

Further investigation is going on,” the senior customs official added.

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