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Tuesday, April 23 2024

Rs. 32.25 lakh of foreign currency seized at KIA

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Bengaluru: The Air Intelligence Unit of the Customs at Kempegowda International Airport intercepted three cases of smuggling over the week. On Friday, they arrested a Dubai-bound passenger from Kozhikode for concealing undeclared Rs. 32.25 lakh of foreign currency in the foam partition of his laptop bag.

Earlier on Thursday, officials recovered 3.03 kg of gold valued at Rs. 91 lakh from an Indigo aircraft. Two gold packages had been hidden below the wash basin in the washroom of the carrier, which had landed in the city from Dubai. The flight was to be routed as a domestic flight from Bengaluru to Jaipur.

It is suspected that gold was hidden there to be retrieved by either the ground staff or passengers travelling on the domestic leg of the flight, said officials. Airport ground staff and the crew of the carrier are being questioned.

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