CISF Nabs Man With 52K USD At IGI

| Updated: 05 August, 2022 2:13 am IST

NEW DELHI: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Thursday nabbed a man at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) trying to smuggle USD 52,800 concealed in plastic thread rolls. The money was tied around the rolls, with black scotch tape used to conceal these notes, officials said.

As per the CISF, at about 11 am CISF surveillance and intelligence staff of Terminal 3, IGI Airport, noticed suspicious activities of a passenger at the ‘K’ row Check-in area.

The passenger was later identified as Ronak Afriz, an Indian national who was supposed to travel from Delhi to Dubai by Star Alliance Flight No IX-141 at around 1.15 pm.

On suspicion, Afriz was diverted to a random checking point for thorough checking of his luggage. On checking his green-coloured trolley bag through the X-BIS machine, some “Plastic Thread Rolls” with a doubtful image of concealment of some foreign currency were noticed.

Thereafter, the passenger was allowed to complete the check-in formalities. After clearing the check-in process and immigration formalities, the passenger was intercepted by CISF surveillance and intelligence staff and was brought to the departure customs office.

“On thorough checking of his bag, in the presence of customs officials, USD 52,800 worth approximately ₹42.25 lakhs were detected which were ingeniously concealed in the plastic thread rolls kept inside the baggage,” CISF said.

On enquiry, he could not produce valid documents to carry such a huge amount of foreign currency. The passenger, along with the cash, was handed over to Customs officials for further action in the matter.

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