Nigerian arrested at IGIA with fake US currency, expired Visa

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 20:30

New Delhi: A Nigerian has been arrested for carrying fake US currency strips, printing ink and an expired Visa from the domestic terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here.
The foreign national, identified as Emmanuel Tochukwu of Nigeria, was intercepted in the wee hours of January 10 when an alert CISF official detected some suspicious belongings in his hand baggage.
Tochukwu was supposed to travel to Hyderabad when he was stopped and his baggage scanned at terminal 1D of the IGIA.

"Sub-inspector Ramesh Ella on x-ray duty observed some suspicious image in the bag during screening. On physical checking of the bag, 14 wrapped bundles with fake strips mentioning United States of America USD 50,000, printing ink and expired VISA (validity up to December 17, 2012) were detected and recovered," CISF spokesperson Hemendra Singh said.

The person was later handed over to Delhi Police which arrested him and also referred the matter to Foreigners` Regional Registration Office (FRRO).

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 20:30

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