CISF nabs 2 persons at IGI airport, seizes foreign currency worth Rs 28 lakh

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NEW DELHI: A Dubai-bound Indian passenger and his associate were apprehended by the CISF at the Delhi airport on Wednesday for allegedly smuggling about Rs 28 lakh worth Saudi Riyals, a senior official said.
Mohammed Fared was intercepted during security checks at the terminal-III of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.
A total of 1.47 lakh Saudi Riyals worth Rs 28 lakh was recovered from his bag, official said.
A man, identified as Asif, who dropped the passenger outside the departure terminal, was also nabbed by the security personnel.
‘Both of them have been handed over to Customs authorities for a full investigation.
The passenger could not answer satisfactorily as to why was he carrying this huge amount of currency,’ a senior Central Industrial Security Force officer said.

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