Two Sri Lankans Trying To Smuggle Out US Dollars Arrested In Mumbai

Two Sri Lankans Trying To Smuggle Out US Dollars Arrested In Mumbai
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Two Sri Lankans have been arrested by the authorities of Indian Customs Department at the Mumbai airport yesterday when they attempted to smuggle out foreign currency worth over 2 million Indian rupees.

On examination by the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) officers, two Sri Lankan nationals identified as Aathil Abdul Jabbar and Mohammed Ramzan were found carrying foreign currency notes of 31,000 USD equivalent to Rs. 21.23 lakhs while departing to Colombo by Jet Airways flight, Indian media reported.

Officials said the currency was cleverly concealed in pockets of three trousers which were kept in their hand luggage.  The officers seized the currency under provisions of the Customs Act, 1962 read with Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 and Foreign Exchange Management (Export and Import of currency) Regulations, 2015.

Further investigation is in progress. Since January, AIU has seized foreign currency worth 8 million from Mumbai Airport being illegally smuggled out of the country.

Source: Agencies

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