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Rs 87 cr cash, 2,600 kg gold, silver detected at airports since note ban

The maximum suspect cash detection over Rs 33 crore has been made at the Mumbai airport till now

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Over Rs 87 crore suspect cash, 2,600 kg of gold and other precious metals were intercepted by the CISF at airports in a year since demonetisation, the latest data said.

The CISF, that is tasked to guard 59 civil airports in the country, was alerted by the finance ministry to check the suspicious movement of cash and other high-value items in the wake of the of the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in November last year.


As per a data of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), between November 8, 2016-November 7-- the force detected Rs 87.17 crore suspect cash, 1,491.5 kg of gold and 572.63 kg of silver as part of its airports guarding task after the was declared.

While the maximum suspect cash detection -- over Rs 33 crore -- has been made at the Mumbai airport till now, the highest volume of gold (over 498 kgs) has been interdicted at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport, according to the data.

The highest volume of silver -- more than 266 kgs -- was detected at the Jaipur airport by the force, it added.

"All these instances and passengers apprehended with these high-value items were handed over to the Income Tax Department for further inquiry as per the law," a CISF spokesperson said.

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 22:21 IST
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