New Delhi, Nov 26 : The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Monday detected huge foreign currency worth Rs 37.39 lakh at Cochin airport in two separate cases, an official statement said here on Tuesday.
At around 2140 hrs on Monday, during Pre-Embarkation Security Check (PESC) at the security hold area of Cochin airport, CISF personnel detected $26,500 from the possession of two passengers, worth Rs 18.95 lakh.
The accused were identified as Md Rafi and A Cholakai.
They were supposed to travel from Cochin to Bangkok by Thai AirAsia flight and on inquiry, they could not produce any valid document to carry such foreign currency. In another case, around 10:10 pm on Monday, during PESC at SHA, CISF personnel detected high volume of foreign currency in the denomination of 96,100 Saudi Riyal, 17 Bahrain Dinar and 450 UAE Dirham, worth around Rs 18.44 lakh.
The passenger was identified as Basheer, who was bound for Kuala Lumpur by Malindo Air flight. On enquiry, he could not produce any valid document for carrying such foreign currency.
In both cases, the CISF informed the Custom officials and all three passengers were handed over, along with the recovered foreign currencies worth around Rs 37.39 lakh, for further legal action. (UNI)