Mumbai: Customs nabs passenger with foreign currency worth Rs 13 lakh at T2

Updated: Dec 07, 2016, 14:47 IST | Silky Sharma |

Officials of the Airport Intelligence Unit seized foreign currency worth 15,600 pounds (Rs 13 lakh), from a man who was scheduled to fly to London by Jet Airways flight number 9W118 on Tuesday. He was carrying the cash, without informing the Customs department

The cash that was seized from accused Himanshu Yogesh
The cash that was seized from accused Himanshu Yogesh

Officials of the Airport Intelligence Unit seized foreign currency worth 15,600 pounds (R13 lakh), from a man who was scheduled to fly to London by Jet Airways flight number 9W118 on Tuesday. He was carrying the cash, without informing the Customs department.

Accused Himanshu Yogesh, (32), who stays in Daman and Diu, arrived at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport from Rajkot, around 7.40am on Tuesday. He was scheduled to catch a connecting flight to Heathrow at 12.20pm.

Notes hidden in handbag
Speaking to mid-day, deputy commissioner of Customs, Airport Intelligence Unit, Pradnyasheel Jumle said, “We intercepted him after he had cleared the immigration process. He had hidden the notes in his handbag.”

He simply forgot
According to rules, any resident of India carrying more than $5,000 in cash, has to mention it in the currency declaration form (CDF) of the Customs department at the time of arrival. However, during inspection, Yogesh claimed that around 20 days back he came to India to meet his family and he was carrying the same amount of cash, but he forgot to mention about it in the CDF.

Yogesh has been booked under section 108 (power to summon persons to give evidence and produce documents) of the Customs Act 1962. Jumle further said, “He has been summoned next Monday.”

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