Lahore: Indian Bhangra singer Sukhbir Singh was on Sunday held up at the airport here after he was reported to be carrying USD 27,000, in excess of permissible limits, Pakistani media reported.
A senior Customs official told PTI that Sukhbir reached the Allama Iqbal International Airport here at 11.30 am to catch a Dubai-bound flight.
"However, before check-in the singer asked the authorities how much amount he could carry abroad. On learning that permissible limit is USD 10,000, he left the airport as he had more than USD 10,000," the official said.
To a question whether USD 27,000 has been recovered from him before boarding the plane and he dodged the authorities as reported in the media here, the official said, "Had this happened the Indian singer would have been behind bars".