Kolkata, Nov 26 (PTI) A man, who was supposed to board a flight to Bangkok, was apprehended at the airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle foreign currency worth over Rs 19 lakh out of the country, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) said today.Also Read - Centre Writes To States, Seeks Report On Number of Deaths Due to Oxygen Shortage During 2nd Wave

D R Tharwani (37), a resident of Maharashtra, was intercepted by the on-duty CISF personnel at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBI) here last night, officials said. Also Read - Video of Crocodile Crawling Around the Streets of Maharashtra's Sangli Goes Viral | WATCH

During his frisking, the CISF officials found that something was concealed in his socks and hence, the passenger was subjected to a thorough checking. Also Read - 5 Dead, 1 Injured as Construction Lift Collapses in Mumbai's Worli: BMC

“A total of 25,500 euros and USD 700 were recovered from the passenger. The man has been handed over to the Customs authorities for further investigation,” CISF spokesperson Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Hemendra Singh said at the force’s headquarters in Delhi.

Tharwani, a resident of Maharashtra, was travelling to Bangkok, he added.

The value of the seized foreign currency was over Rs 19.74 lakh, Singh said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.