Convertible Foreign currency USD equivalent to Indian Rs. 1.15crore seized by Chennai Air Customs
Based on specific inputs shared by DRI Bangalore, Chennai Customs AIU officers intercepted a passenger bound for Sharjah by Indigo flight 6E-1408 dated 27.12.2021. On examination of his checked-in baggage, convertible foreign currency (US Dollars) equivalent to Indian Rs.1.15 crore ingeniously concealed in check- in baggage was recovered and seized under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962 read with Foreign Exchange Management Act. The passenger was arrested.
Further investigationsare under progress.
This is stated in a press release issued by the Pr. Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport.