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Foreign Currency Worth Rs. 1 Crore Seized In Hyderabad, Three Arrested

Foreign Currency Worth Rs. 1 Crore Seized In Hyderabad, Three Arrested

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.