At the Delhi Airport, CISF discovered Rs 64 lakh in hidden foreign currency in a passenger's trolley handle
At the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Sunday, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) detained a traveller and confiscated foreign cash notes (New Zealand dollars and Euros) worth Rs 64 lakh from the hollow handle of the traveler's trolley bag, according to authorities.
The same video was also published on the CISF's official Twitter account with the comment, "At the IGI Airport in New Delhi, alert #CISF officers detained a traveller who had hidden foreign money (worth about Rs 64 lakh) in the handles of his trolley luggage. Customs received the Passenger and sent him over."
In the meanwhile, the CISF stated in a statement on Sunday that officers had seen suspicious behaviour from a passenger at the Thai Airlines check-in area near "K" row who was scheduled to fly to Bangkok. The person was eventually identified as Surinder Singh Rihal.
The statement continued by saying that after randomly inspecting his luggage, suspicious photographs of money being hidden in "the trolley handles" were discovered. The issue was further explained to the departing Customs authorities, and the passenger was given permission to continue.
He was always being watched, both physically and electronically. Furthermore, owing to paperwork problems, airlines did not accept the aforementioned passenger for check-in. Customs officers were informed of the situation, and the passenger in question was stopped at the check-in area by CISF surveillance and intelligence personnel, who then took him to the international departure customs office.
At the departure customs office, after a thorough inspection of his luggage, foreign cash (New Zealand dollars and euros) were discovered hidden in the trolley handles of his two bags. He was unable to provide any identification for carrying such a large sum of foreign money.
He reportedly had around Rs 64 lakh with him, which was turned over to customs agents for further legal action.