Foreign currency worth Rs 10 Cr seized at Delhi airport

22 July, 2023 | Aditi

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In what is claimed to be a "biggest-ever seizure", Customs department officials recovers foreign currency worth over Rs 10 crores.

At Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport, three Tajikistanis were found in possession of foreign currency worth over Rs 10 crore. According to officials, the accused trio were caught while they were going to board a flight to Istanbul.

The recovered foreign currency from Delhi airport has been seized under section 110 of the Customs Act, 1962.

 The Customs department stated, “On the basis of profiling, the officers of Airport Customs, IGI Airport, Terminal-3, New Delhi have booked the biggest-ever case of smuggling of foreign currency through any airport in India on 21 July against three Tajikistan national passengers.” 

“These passengers were intended to depart for Istanbul by Flight No. TK 0717 dated 21 July from T3, IGI Airport, New Delhi,” the statement read.

“The detailed examination of the baggage and personal search of the passengers resulted in the recovery of foreign currency (USD 7,20,000/- & Euro 4,66,200/-) from the three passengers which is equivalent to Rs 10,06,78,410,” it said.