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CISF detects high volume of Indian, foreign currencies at Cochin Airport

CISF detects high volume of Indian, foreign currencies  at Cochin Airport

New Delhi, Nov 22 (UNI) The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Thursday detected high volume of Indian and foreign currencies worth Rs 22.48 lakh at Cochin Airport, an official statement said here on Friday.

According to CISF, at around 2330 hrs, during the Pre-Embarkation Security Check at security hold area of Cochin Airport, while conducting frisking, a CISF personnel detected Rs seven lakh from the possession of a passenger, later identified as Muhammad Shajil, bound for Kuala Lumpur by Malaysia Airlines.

On enquiry, he could not produce any valid document and disclosed that he was travelling with three co-passengers. Thereafter, CCTV footage was reviewed and all three co-passengers were located at the check-in area, the CISF said.

All three passengers were intercepted and taken for thorough search. On their thorough checking, huge volume of Indian and foreign currencies were detected.

The second accused was identified as Febin Ahmed, who was carrying Rs 2.5 lakh, while third accused Shameer Thripoyil was carrying Rs 4.10 lakh, 1200 Euros and 1950 Australian dollars.

The fourth accused was identified as Rasheed Mathukayath, carrying Rs 6.98 lakh.

The total recovery, including foreign currency, was around Rs 22.48 lakh.

Later, all four passengers, along with recovered Indian and foreign currencies worth around Rs 22.48 lakh, were handed over to Customs Officials for further legal action in the matter, the CIS said in a statement here.

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