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Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel deployed at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport have recovered foreign currency worth around Rs 88 lakh, hidden inside the laptop bag of a passenger. The arrested passenger was going to Bangkok with foreign currency. The passenger has been handed over to the customs department.
The Custom Department official is interrogating the passenger and taking further legal action. CISF spokesperson Apoorva Pandey said that the surveillance and intelligence personnel present at the airport noticed suspicious movements of a passenger at the check-in area at around 1 pm on Wednesday.
He said the passenger was immediately taken into custody. He was identified as Tamish Aneja. He had come to the airport to fly from Delhi to Bangkok. His laptop bag was checked on an X-ray machine, which showed some foreign currency.
He told that about 56 thousand US dollars and 2 lakh UAE dirhams were found from the laptop bag, whose value in Indian currency is estimated to be around Rs 88 lakh. The passenger had kept the laptop bag inside the trolley bag. Passenger failed to produce valid documents in respect of foreign exchange. The Custom Department officials are interrogating the passenger and investigating.