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Jaipur airport: Foreign currency worth Rs 1.10 crore seized, two held

The two men were leaving for Sharjah in an Air Arabia flight when they were checked. They were not allowed to board the plane after being found in possession of the undisclosed currency notes.

Staff Writer | February 8, 2018 | Last Updated:
March 1, 2018 5:59 pm
Indigo flight

Indigo flight that collided with an aerobridge at Jaipur International Airport on Saturday. Image credit: Post Staff

Jaipur: The customs department took two men into custody at Jaipur International Airport early on Thursday when they were found in possession of foreign currency worth Rs 1.10 crore. The two men were leaving for Sharjah in an Air Arabia flight when they were checked. They were not allowed to board the plane after being found in possession of the undisclosed currency notes.

The two men, identified as Javed and Naresh are natives of Nagaur and Bharatpur districts in Rajasthan. The customs officials became suspicious when checking their luggage. They reportedly found foreign currency notes stuffed in their bags.

When quizzed, they couldn’t give any satisfactory answers as to where they got the money. Suspecting of their involvement in money-laundering, the officials took them into custody.

A similar case had come to light nearly two months ago when one Arpit Jain, a resident of Jaipur, was arrested in possession of foreign currency notes worth nearly Rs 1 crore.

The customs officials are interrogating the two men arrested on Thursday.

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