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Flyer stuffs dollars, euros inside peanuts, meatballs to smuggle, gets caught at IGI Airport

CISF on Tuesday caught a Dubai bound passenger carrying high amount of foreign currency concealed inside food items at the Terminal 3 of the IGI airport in Delhi. After CISF's intelligence staff observed suspicious activities by the passenger in the check-in area, he was intercepted and inquired.

Jatin Sharma Jatin Sharma
New Delhi Updated on: February 12, 2020 18:14 IST
Foreign currency worth Rs 45 lakh inside food items seized

Foreign currency worth Rs 45 lakh inside food items seized at IGI airport

CISF on Tuesday caught a Dubai bound passenger-carrying high amount of foreign currency concealed inside food items at the Terminal 3 of the IGI airport in Delhi. After CISF's intelligence staff observed suspicious activities by the passenger in the check-in area, he was intercepted and inquired.

On inquiry, he revealed his identity as Murad Alam, who has to travel to Dubai via Air India flight. 

Foreign currencies were stuffed inside peanuts, biscuits and even meatballs. 

India Tv - Man was caught smuggling foreign currency inside peanuts at IGI airport.

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Man was caught smuggling foreign currency inside peanuts at IGI airport.

On suspicion, Murad Alam, who is an Indian citizen, was taken to another checkpoint for a thorough check-up. During this check-up, huge amounts of foreign currencies were found inside cooked mutton pieces, peanuts and biscuits packets and other eatables inside his luggage. 

Distribution of currencies found

  1. Saudi riyal 500×445 = 2,22,500, 
  2. Qatar riyal 100×15= 1,500, 
  3. Kuwait Dinar 20×06= 1,200, 
  4. Omani riyal 05×06= 300 & 
  5. Euro 50×36= 1,800 

India Tv - Foreign currency worth Rs 45 lakh inside food items seized at IGI airport

Foreign currency worth Rs 45 lakh inside food items seized at IGI airport

These currencies sum up to a total of approximately Rs 45 lakh in Indian currency. CISF handed over Alam to the customs department where he will be, in all likeliness, charged with smuggling of foreign currencies.

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