Private airline crew member held with $3,90,000

A crew member of a private airline was arrested by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for allegedly carrying USD 3,90,000 in his check-in baggage at the Mumbai International airport here, an official said.

Mumbai: A crew member of a private airline was arrested by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for allegedly carrying USD 3,90,000 in his check-in baggage at the Mumbai International airport here, an official said.

"We have intercepted one Rislie Agat. He concealed it (the currency) in five leather diary covers", a DRI official said.

The crew member was intercepted at 12.45 AM last night ahead of the scheduled departure of the flight at 2.05 AM", he said.

According to the officer, Agat was intercepted at the the customs counter.

Agat had filed a declaration with the customs but he did not mention about the foreign currency in his possession, he said.