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Another haul of foreign currencies at airport in Kerala

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

Undeclared foreign currencies worth Rs 1.33 crore were seized from an air passenger by the authorities at the airport here, officials said today.

The seizure was made last night when officials searched the baggage of the Sharjah-bound passenger, a native of Thrissur, on a tip-off from the airport security personnel.

It came within hours of a similar seizure of foreign currency from an Afghan national who was bound for from here yesterday.

In the latest seizure, the Keralite was found carrying US dollars, UAE Dirhams, Kuwaiti Dinars, dinars, and Saudi riyals, commissioner said in a release.

The man had been detained for interrogation.

The Customs personnel had yesterday seized Rs 10.86 crore worth of undeclared foreign currencies from the Afghan national.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 16:16 IST