HYDERABAD: Three passengers were arrested from the international airport in Shamshabad, Hyderabad, today by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) personnel for allegedly attempting to smuggle $1,38,000 (approximately Rs. one crore).
The DRI officials intercepted the passengers bound for Hong Kong by a Thai Airways flight, scheduled to depart at 1.30 am from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.
On examination of their checked-in baggage, foreign currency of $1,38,000 was found, a release from the DRI’s (Hyderabad Zonal Unit) said.
The passengers during interrogation said the currency was obtained from unauthorised dealers to be smuggled out of the country, it said.