US Dollars Worth Rs 5.6 Crore Seized From Passengers At Mumbai Airport

The foreign currency was recovered from the baggage of two Sudanese nationals who where scheduled for a flight to Ethiopia.

US Dollars Worth Rs 5.6 Crore Seized From Passengers At Mumbai Airport

The sum recovered amounts to 7,24,700 US dollars worth approximately Rs 5.6 crore.

Mumbai:

Foreign currency worth Rs 5.6 crore was seized from the hand baggage of two passengers at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai on Tuesday.

The Central Indian Security Force (CISF) said the two passengers were identified as Sudanese nationals Ahmed Mohamed Ismail Haraza and Essam Ali Imer Mohamed who were scheduled to take an Ethiopian Airlines flight (No. ET-611) to Addis Ababa at 4:05 am on Tuesday.

The huge sum of foreign currency was detected during the Pre-embarkation Security Check (PESC) through the X-ray Baggage Inspection System (XBIS) at the airport.

The matter was immediately informed to Customs officials. Thereafter, the passengers were allowed to proceed towards the departure immigration counter where they were kept under close watch.

Later, Customs officials detained both the passengers and recovered $7,24,700 worth approximately Rs 5.6 crore from their possession.

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