Panaji, Feb 16 (PTI) Customs authorities Saturday caught an international passenger at the Goa airport for illegally carrying foreign currencies worth Rs 7.64 lakh, a senior official said. Also Read - Goa Travel in COVID Times: Tourists to be Photographed if Not Wearing a Mask

The passenger was bound for Sharjah in the UAE by an Air Arabia flight when he was intercepted by Air Customs officers at the international airport in Dabolim, Commissioner of Customs in Goa R Manohar said. Also Read - Nia Sharma Breaks Internet With Her Bikini Pictures From Goa; Six Tips to Achieve That Stunning Bikini Body

The officers recovered assorted foreign currencies equivalent to Rs 7.64 lakh from the passenger who was apprehended, he said. Also Read - Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi Moves Out of Delhi to Goa With Son Rahul To Avoid Pollution

“The said assorted foreign currencies were concealed inside wallet and hand baggage of the said international passenger,” Manohar said.

“The currencies were seized under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962,” he added.

The identity of the passenger was not revealed.

“The Air Customs of Goa Commissionerate has seized foreign currencies equivalent to approximately Rs 75.14 lakh from international passengers at the Dabolim international airport since April 2018,” Manohar said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.