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Chennai: DRI seizes Rs 1.34 crore in Rs 2,000 notes from 5 people at airport

News Agencies | First published: 22 December 2016, 15:52 IST
Chennai: DRI seizes Rs 1.34 crore in Rs 2,000 notes from 5 people at airport
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The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized Rs 1.34 crore in the new Rs 2,000 denomination plus foreign currencies from five people at Chennai airport.

Acting on specific input that a gang was involved in smuggling foreign exchange out of India, the DRI Chennai zone officials intercepted five people outside Anna International airport here in the wee hours of Thursday, an official release said.

Upon searching their luggage, DRI found Rs 1.34 crore in new currency of Rs 2,000 notes and foreign currencies of over USD 7,000 (equivalent to Rs 4.76 lakh), which were seized, the release said, adding that further investigations were on.

On Wednesday, DRI officials had seized 12 lakh foreign cigarettes worth Rs 1.63 crore, that arrived at VO Chidambaranar Port in Tuticorin via a container from United Arab Emirates.

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PTI

First published: 22 December 2016, 15:52 IST
 
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