Passenger With Rs 41 Lakh Stuffed In Lehenga Buttons Held At Delhi Airport

New Delhi: Foreign currency worth Rs 41 lakh, hidden in ‘Lehenga’ buttons, was recovered from a passenger at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Tuesday, NDTV reported.

The passenger, Misam Raza, was flying to Dubai from Delhi on a SpiceJet flight. The Central Industrial Security (CISF) and the airport intelligence noticed his suspicious activities based on behaviour detection at Terminal-3 of the airport. A thorough check of his luggage revealed buttons in bulk in the X-ray baggage inspection system. Raza was kept under close watch during the check-in formalities. After he cleared the check-in and immigration formalities, he was intercepted by the CISF and the airport intelligence and brought to the Customs office, the report added.

On thorough checking of his bag, 1,85,500 Saudi Riyals worth approximately Rs 41 lakh were found. They were concealed in the “Lehenga Button” kept inside the baggage.


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