Kolkata, Nov 29 (PTI) A man was today apprehended at the airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle foreign currency worth about Rs 1 crore to Bangkok, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) said.Also Read - Delhi Unlocks Further as Kejriwal Allows Academic Meets in Schools, Colleges With Restrictions | Check Guidelines
A Chatterjee (30), a local resident who was supposed to board a flight to Bangkok, was intercepted by the on-duty CISF personnel at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBI), officials said. Also Read - Coronavirus in India 26 April 2021 Highlights: Situation in India Beyond Heartbreaking, Says WHO Chief
During his frisking, the CISF officials found that something was concealed in his bag and, hence, the passenger was subjected to a thorough check. Also Read - Random COVID Testing Begins at Delhi-Noida Border Amid Spike in Corona Cases | See Photos
A total of 13,800 Euros, USD 1,04,850, Yen 23,59,000, Riyal 41,800 and Thai Baht 3,280 were recovered from the passenger. He could not furnish any reliable document to say why he was taking the currency abroad, they said “The man has been handed over to the Customs authorities for further investigation,” a CISF spokesperson said at the forces headquarters in Delhi.
Chatterjee was travelling to Bangkok, he added.
The value of the seized foreign currency was about Rs one crore, he said.
Last week, in a similar instance, a man bound for Bangkok was held at this airport for allegedly taking out foreign currency worth Rs 19 lakh.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.