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Father-son duo held for trying to smuggle forex at Delhi airport

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
A father-son duo has been arrested by the customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle out foreign currency worth Rs 68 lakh at Delhi airport, according to an official statement issue Wednesday.
While the father had concealed the currency in his hand-baggage, a significant amount of forex was hidden by his son in rectum.
The duo, who had arrived from Mumbai, were intercepted when they were proceeding to board a flight to Hong Kong, the statement issued by the customs said.
A detailed examination of hand-baggage and personal search resulted in recovery of foreign currencies -- Euro 74,000, USD 13,000 and Hong Kong Dollar 2,400 -- equivalent to Rs 67.99 lakh, it said.
"The said currency was concealed by the two passengers in their hand baggage and in the rectum," the statement said, adding that the accused have been arrested.

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First Published: Feb 27 2019 | 7:20 PM IST

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