Passenger with undocumented foreign currency detained at Mangaluru airport

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (AM)

Mangaluru, Aug 30: A Dubai-bound passenger was detained at Mangaluru International Airport here on Saturday, January 11, for carrying a bundle of undocumented foreign currencies totalling Rs 5.48 lac.

The officials of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) detected the currencies while frisking the passenger on Thursday.

At about 6.30 am on Saturday, during screening of baggage at the airport, CISF official observed some suspicious image in the hand baggage of a passenger namely Shahul Hameed, who was supposed to travel by spice jet flight SG 059 for Dubai. The officials found US dollars (76x100), Chinese currency (1000x10 and 110x10), Malaysia currency (50x1, 10x01 and 1x3), and Turkey currency (10x2) valued approximately Rs 5,48,000.

The recovered currency along with the passenger was handed over to Customs officials for further action. Custom officials offloaded the passenger and initiated investigation.



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  • S Moily, United Kingdom

    Sat, Jan 11 2020

    There is no restriction on carrying forein currency while travelling abroad as long as the cash does not exceed equivalent of 5000 US dollars. One has to declare if carrying cash in excess of 5000 US dollars. In this case, obviously the person was carrying more than 5000 US dollars, but not such a huge amount as to make a big news!

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  • Sandeep, Udupi

    Sat, Jan 11 2020

    So is it lack of awareness? or ignorance? or innocence? Curious to know what was the thought running in his mind!!

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sat, Jan 11 2020

    Contraband, currency, narcotics, arms, smuggling, are a serious crimes, violations of laws in our nation... This guy will be grilled like a chicken, blacklisted !!!!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Jan 11 2020

    The Currency looks Fake ...

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  • Ravi, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 11 2020

    Other than the Dollars, the other currency has no much value in India.Thanks to the sliding Rupee :)

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