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Man held with foreign currencies at IGI Airport

by Times One Odia
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The CISF officials at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport have held a man who was hiding $1,54,500 and 5,000 Thai Baht — approximately Rs 1.24 crore, in his bag.

A senior CISF official said on Friday the passenger, identified as Deepak Kumar Maharaj was held on July 21 at around 9 p.m. on the basis of behaviour detection.

Maharaj was bound for Bangkok by Thai Airways Flight when he was noticed at check-in area, Terminal-3 of the IGI Airport.

On suspicion, he was diverted to random checking point for thorough checking of his luggage. On checking through X-BIS machine, some currency concealed in the false bottom of his bag was noticed.

Thereafter, the passenger was allowed to complete the check-in formalities and was kept under close watch through physical and electronic measures. The matter was also informed to senior officials of CISF as well as Customs officials.

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