Man Arrested With Foreign Currency Worth Over Rs 11 Lakh At Delhi Airport

The accused was intercepted on Wednesday when he was proceeding to board a flight to Dubai.

Man Arrested With Foreign Currency Worth Over Rs 11 Lakh At Delhi Airport

Accused was intercepted when he was proceeding to board a flight to Dubai (Representational)

New Delhi:

A man has been arrested by customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle out forex worth Rs 11.54 lakh at Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi, an official statement said on Thursday.

The accused was intercepted on Wednesday when he was proceeding to board a flight to Dubai.

"The customs officers recovered the foreign currency, i.e. Saudi Riyals -32,500 and Dirham- 27,500, equivalent to Rs 11.54 lakh, which was found to be concealed inside a grey colour stroller bag," said the statement issued by the customs department.

The passenger admitted that he had smuggled foreign currency and commercial goods worth approximately Rs 38 lakh in his previous five visits in the last one year, it said.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)