Goa police on Wednesday detained two man and seized Rs.1.5 crores in new currency notes during raids, police said.
Superintendent of Police Karthik Kashyap told reporters that that two persons identified as Ramesh Narvekar and Siddhu have been detained on a tip-off, after they were caught by the police ferrying the cash on a scooter in the jurisdiction of the Porvorim police station in North Goa.
“The Income Tax Department has been informed and further source of new currency is being assessed by them. The duo has been detained and is being questioned,” he said.
Kashyap also said that another raid conducted by the Crime Branch early on Wednesday had netted Rs 35 lakh in the new Rs 2,000 denomination notes in South Goa’s Ponda area.
“In all, in 24 hours Goa police has seized Rs. 1.5 crore new currency notes,” he said.
(With inputs from IANS)