Panaji: Foreign currencies with a face value of Rs 25.6 lakh were seized from a passenger while he was about to fly to Dubai from the Dabolim airport in Goa today, Customs officials said.
"The Air Intelligence Unit of Goa Customs this morning seized assorted foreign currencies, including Saudi and Qatar Riyals, Dirhams and US Dollars worth Rs 25.6 lakh," Customs spokesman said in a statement.
The currencies were recovered from Anwar Sadiq Bappaithotty Abdul Rahiman, a native of Kasaragod in Kerala, who was planning to board an Air Arabia flight from here going to Dubai via Sharjah.
The passenger had concealed the currencies in his hand baggage, the spokesman said.
He was being questioned in the matter, the Customs added.