Afghan national with Rs 10.86 crore foreign currency held

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Kochi: Customs authorities seized undeclared foreign currency worth Rs 10.86 crore from an Afghan national bound for Dubai from the Kochi airport today.

On suspicion, Customs personnel intercepted the man and checked his baggage resulting in the recovery of US dollars and Saudi Riyals totalling Rs 10.86 crore, Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said.

The passenger has been detained for further interrogation, he added.

During the financial year 2017-18, the Air Customs here had booked 254 cases involving seizure of foreign currencies, commercial goods and approximately 87 kg of gold, the official said. PTI