New Delhi: A passenger allegedly involved in smuggling foreign currencies worth Rs 24 lakh at Delhi airport was arrested by customs officials on Wednesday. The customs officials intercepted the man while he was planning to travel to Dubai on October 1.

After conducting a detailed personal and baggage search, the customs officials recovered foreign currencies, including US Dollars and Riyals, worth Rs 24.17 lakh. The personal search was conducted after arresting the passenger wherein he admitted to having smuggled foreign currencies worth Rs 63 lakh on four occasions earlier. Meanwhile, the customs officials seized the foreign currencies. Earlier in the year, the Mumbai customs had booked a case against a man for his alleged attempts to smuggle out foreign currency worth Rs 18.05 lakh.

In a similar incident on Tuesday, police arrested five Indian men at the Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle gold equivalent to Rs 57.5 lakh. While the customs officials examined their baggage and conducted a personal search, three polybags containing gold-paste were discovered. They weighed about 2.6 kg and were seized by the officials.

(With inputs from PTI)