Indian National/ Domestic Affairs

CISF detects foreign currency worth Rs 1.29 cr at Mumbai Airport

New Delhi : Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Thursday detected foreign currency worth Rs 1.29 crores from three women passengers at Mumbai Airport. According to CISF Sub-Inspector Anita, who was deployed at frisking point in International Security Hold Area of Terminal 2, CSMI Airport, Mumbai, she noticed suspicious activities of three women passengers and carried out intensive checking of these three. During frisking and questioning of these passengers, a high volume of US dollars and UAE Dirhams were detected, concealed in the upper part of their bodies. The passengers were identified as Khawla Elhadi Ahmed Amra, Raga Nouth Mohammed Toum and Rfeia Elhussein Abdulla Ahmed. They are Sudanese, who were supposed to travel from Mumbai to Sharjah, said CISF PRO. Further, their hand bags were intensively checked and more US dollars were detected concealed in their handbags. A total of 1,72,200 US dollars and 9,700 Dirham worth Rs 1,29,24,720 were recovered from their possession. During inquiry, neither did they reply satisfactorily nor did they produce any valid document to carry such a huge amount of foreign currency. Later on, they along with the recovered foreign currency were handed over to Customs Officials for further action in the matter, said CISF PRO. 

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