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Man arrested with foreign currency worth over Rs 5 lakh at MIA

Man arrested with foreign currency worth over Rs 5 lakh at MIA

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Jan 11, 2020:  Police have arrested a person who was found in unauthorised possession of foreign currency worth Rs 5,48,000.

The accused identified as Shahul Hameed was supposed to travel to Dubai from Mangaluru on Saturday morning. He had  US Dollar,  as well as currencies of China, Malaysia and Turkey with him.


Shahul Hameed was bound to travel by SpiceJet flight SG 059 to Dubai. The thorough check of bag revealed foreign currencies of various countries worth Rs 5.48 lakh. The seized currencies were 76 US dollars of 100 denomination, Chinese Yuan, Malaysian Ringgits and Turkish Lira of smaller denomination. The currencies that were in his possession did not have any legal permission.

The personnel handed over the foreign currency recovered and the passenger to Customs officials for further inquiry.

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