Singer Mika detained at Mumbai airport

Feb 07, 2013, 12:25 IST | PTI

Customs officials hold singer at international airport for allegedly carrying currency beyond permissible limit

Bollywood singer Mika Singh was on Wednesday detained at the Mumbai international airport for allegedly carrying Indian and foreign currency beyond permissible limit. 

Singh, who arrived in Mumbai from Bangkok by a private airline around 7.30 pm, was intercepted by customs officials. During checking, he was found in possession of USD 12,000 and Rs 3 lakh in cash, a senior Customs official told PTI.

Mika Singh

As per Customs norms, Indian passengers coming from abroad and carrying over Rs 7,500 and USD 5,000 need to make declaration about the same upon arrival, he said.

The 35-year-old singer was unable to give satisfactory answers about the currency in his possession, the official said, adding his statement was being recorded.  

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