Delhi: South Korean held with Rs 3.26 crore foreign currency at IGI airport

He could not immediately explain the reason for carrying such huge some of money.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 21, 2016 3:54 pm
Meat exporter Moin Qureshi was detained at the IGI Delhi airport in connection to the money laundering case against him.(Source: File photo) A duty official detected the suspicious movement of the South Korean. (Source: Express Archive)

A South Korean flier has been held at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) for carrying foreign currency worth over Rs 3.26 crore in an alleged unauthorised manner. Officials said the incident was reported at about 12:40 AM when an on-duty CISF official detected the suspicious movements of a passenger, identified as Li Chang H from South Korea, as he entered the terminal-III to take a flight to Hong Kong.

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“The flier was made to undergo a detailed check and an assortment of various foreign currencies were recovered from his baggage. He could not immediately explain the reason for carrying such huge some of money. He was later handed over to Customs authorities,” they said.

The value of the assorted foreign currency is Rs 3,26,98,000, they said.