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Afghan national with Rs 10.86 crore foreign currency held

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

authorities seized undeclared foreign currency worth Rs 10.86 crore from an Afghan national bound for from the airport here today.

On suspicion, personnel intercepted the man and checked his baggage resulting in the recovery of US dollars and Saudi Riyals totalling Rs 10.86 crore, Commissioner said.

The passenger has been detained for further interrogation, he added.

During the financial year 2017-18, the Air Customs here had booked 254 cases involving seizure of foreign currencies, commercial goods and approximately 87 kg of gold, the said.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 16:40 IST