Mumbai: Singer Mika Singh was arrested at the Mumbai International Airport on Wednesday for allegedly carrying Indian and foreign currency beyond permissible limit. He was later released on bail.
He was detained by the Customs department earlier in the evening after he arrived from Bangkok by a private airline. The singer was booked for violating the Foreign Exchange Management Act or FEMA.
During checking, he was found in possession of US $12,000 and Rs. 3 lakh in cash, a senior Customs official said.
As per Customs norms, Indian passengers coming from abroad and carrying over Rs. 7,500 and US $5,000 need to make declaration about the same upon arrival, he said.
The 35-year-old singer was unable to give satisfactory answers about the currency in his possession, the official said.
(With inputs from PTI)