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EXPENSIVELY SWEET OR SWEET MONEY ?

by Smitha S

Sweet box with approximately Rs.10 lakh smuggled to India from Dubai was caught red handed.This incident took place yesterday at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi at about 5.45 pm. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) surveillance and intelligence staff found foreign currency worth approximately Rs.10 lakh in a box of “sweets” at the airport.

On the basis of behavior detection,the CISF noticed suspicious conduct of a passenger named Mohammed Adil who is from India , hurdling for Dubai by Vistara Airline flight no:223 was caught red handed by the officials in the check in area of Terminal 3 of the airport. This passenger was diverted to a random checking point near the departure gate for a thorough checking. During the x-ray screening of his bag,the CISF personnel noticed a suspicious image of a currency note hidden in the sweet box kept inside the bag. The passenger was allowed for the check in at first but was in close watch physically and electronically.

Once he had cleared the immigration,the Pre-Embarkation Security Check (PESC) at the Security Hold Area (SHA) of Terminal -3, he was seized byCISF and the Custom Officials were also informed after which his bag was thoroughly checked in the presence of all the officials. On checking the bag ,the authorities found 48,000 Saudi Riyals and 1,355 UAE Dirhams which is worth approximately Rs.10 lakh Indian money,kept concealed in the sweet box which was kept inside his bag. On interrogation he could not produce any valid documents to carry such a huge amount of currency and hence he was handed over to the Custom officials for further action along with the currency.

 

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