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Hawala racket busted at IGI; Rs 1.93 crore forex seized

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Published : Apr 21, 2018, 3:03 am IST
Updated : Apr 21, 2018, 3:03 am IST

The do is also involved in the smuggling of cigarettes and gold, the DRI added.

The domestic passenger was travelling to Kochi and the international passenger was going to Dubai.
 The domestic passenger was travelling to Kochi and the international passenger was going to Dubai.

New Delhi:  Sleuths of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) busted an international hawala racket at the Delhi airport and seized foreign currencies worth Rs 1.93 crore.

Officers of the DRI intercepted a domestic as well as a Dubai-bound international passengers of Delhi-Kochi-Dubai flight on Wednesday, an official statement issued on Friday said.

The DRI officials seized Saudi Riyal, Euro and Pound Sterling of various denominations equivalent to Rs 1.93 crore from the international passenger, it said.

The international passenger as well as the domestic passenger had booked their tickets in an Air India flight, the DRI  officials said.

The domestic passenger was travelling to Kochi and the international passenger was going to Dubai.

“The domestic passenger handed over the foreign currency to the international passenger after clearing the customs, immigration and security checks,” a DRI statement said.

The do is also involved in the smuggling of cigarettes and gold, the DRI added.     

Tags: directorate of revenue intelligence, saudi riyal, cigarettes