Foreign currencies worth Rs 1.20 cr seized from AI passenger at Kozhikode airport

A Dubai-bound passenger was arrested on charges of attempting to smuggle foreign currencies worth Rs 1.20 crore, at the international airport here, DRI officials said today

PTI| Updated: Apr 27, 2017, 19:31 PM IST

Kozhikode: A Dubai-bound passenger was arrested on charges of attempting to smuggle foreign currencies worth Rs 1.20 crore, at the international airport here, DRI officials said today

DRI sleuths intercepted Muhammed Azgar Ali(20), a native of Kasargod district, around 11 PM yesterday, when he was about to board an Air India Express flight after security check.

During the search, officials found different denominations of currencies of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE, to the tune of Rs 1.20 crore, concealed inside a?thermos flask in his baggage, which was seized, they said.