Foreign currency worth Rs 71 lakh seized from passenger at Mumbai airport

Published: Sep 22, 2019, 15:35 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

During the interrogation, Ativ Paresh Mehta could not produce any valid document. The case has been handed over to Customs officials for further investigation

This picture has been used for representational purpose
This picture has been used for representational purpose

Foreign currency worth approximately Rs 71 lakh were confiscated by The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) from a passenger at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International (CSMI) Airport, in Mumbai on Saturday night.

The Indian passenger identified as Ativ Paresh Mehta was bound for Hong Kong by a Cathay Pacific flight when the currency was seized from his hand baggage during the pre-embarkation security check at the international security hold area of Terminal 2.

During the interrogation, Mehta could not produce any valid document. The case has been handed over to Customs officials for further investigation.

Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from ANI

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