Hyderabad: The Central Industrial Security Force personnel have caught an air passenger who attempted to smuggle currency of seven foreign countries, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport during the wee hours on Wednesday. The officials seized Rs 1.02 crore worth of foreign currency and handed over the passenger to the customs officials.
According to the CISF officials, at about 2 am on Wednesday, the CISF sub-inspector Mr Varun Kumar checked the baggage of an Indian passenger at Interim International Departure Terminal, based on the passenger profile.
The passenger identified as Mohammed Parvez had tickets to go to Dubai. The SI at the departure terminal screened the baggage of Parvez at the departure gate. The SI found some bundles in the baggage and physically examined them only to discover that they were huge amounts of foreign currency.
The worth of the foreign currency was about Rs 1,02,53,105, said the officials
Parvez was carrying USD 16,500, Qatar Riyals 52,450, UAE Dirhams 37,950, Kuwaiti Dinar 2,165, Omani Rial 4,625 and Bahraini Dinar 2,395 and Saudi Riyals 2,99,100. .
“The passenger could not produce any valid documents for the high volume of the cash of different foreign currency that was being carried by him. As per the procedure, the airport security personnel handed over the seized currency along with the accused to the customs officials for legal action. Further investigations have been initiated. This is one of the biggest seizure of cash at Hyderabad airport in recent times”, said the CISF officials....