The Hush Post | 7:10 pm | One-minute read |
The CISF has arrested a person trying to smuggle out foreign currency hidden in cooked meat pieces, peanuts and biscuit packets. The CISF apprehended the passenger at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi on Tuesday evening. Security personnel have recovered Rs 45 lakh worth of foreign currency from the accused, identified as Murad Ali.
The CISF also made public a video of Murad Ali’s interception. The video showed the security personnel cracking peanuts and recovering foreign currency rolled and neatly packed inside. Similarly, the CISF also extracted currency from sealed biscuit packets and oily meat pieces.
Vigilant #CISF personnel apprehended a passenger namely Mr Murad Alam carrying high volume of foreign currency worth approx. INR 45 lakh concealed in peanuts, biscuit packets & other eatable items kept inside his baggage @ IGI Airport, Delhi. Passenger was handed over to customs. pic.twitter.com/AJgO6x4WjN
— CISF (@CISFHQrs) February 12, 2020
According to the CISF, it intercepted Murad Ali on the basis of his “suspicious” behavior when he reached Terminal-3 of the Delhi Airport to board an Air India flight to Dubai. CISF has handed over Murad Ali to customs.
“On physical checking of the passengers’ baggage, high volume of foreign currencies were found concealed in cooked mutton pieces, peanuts, biscuit packets and other eatables,” News 18 quoted CISF spokesperson Assistant Inspector General Hemendra Singh as saying.
“This is a unique and peculiar way of concealing foreign currency for smuggling,” Singh said.
The security personnel have recovered and an assortment of Saudi Riyal, Qatari Riyal, Kuwaiti Dinar, Omani Riyal and Euro currencies.