Man held at airport with foreign currency sans valid papers

Monday, Aug 8, 2016,16:16 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kolkata | A man was today arrested at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here for travelling with a large amount of foreign currency without valid documents.

Acting on a tip-off, the man who was carrying USD 19,000 and 115,000 Rials was arrested when he could not produce valid documents about the cash which he was carrying, a Customs official said.

The currency is valued at Rs 32.38 lakh.

The accused had arrived at the airport to board a Bhutan Airlines flight to Bangkok.

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