Nigerian With Over Rs 50 Lakh In New Notes Intercepted At Delhi Airport

Nigerian With Over Rs 50 Lakh In New Notes Intercepted At Delhi Airport

A Nigerian national was intercepted with about Rs 50 lakh in new notes at the Delhi airport

New Delhi: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Friday intercepted a Nigerian national with about Rs 50 lakh in new notes at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi.

Officials said the incident was reported at about 2:30 AM when CISF personnel intercepted the Nigerian travelling to Coimbatore from Delhi.

"We detected Rs 53.78 lakh in new currency and Rs 4.29 lakh in old currency with a Nigerian passenger named Tochukwo Chijioke," a CISF official said.

"We have informed the Airport Intelligence Unit (AIU) and the Custom department."

"He was travelling by an Indigo flight," the official added.

CISF looks after the security at the IGI. 

The Nigerian national will be questioned by Airport Intelligence Unit and the Custom department on his arrival at the Coimbatore International Airport about the source of the money, the official said.

(with inputs from agencies)
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