Singapore-bound passenger carrying new currency notes worth Rs 2.5 lakh fined

Customs officials said they levied a fine of Rs 1.36 lakh since he had not declared the money.

By: PTI | Chennai | Published:December 1, 2016 6:57 pm
new-2000-note_759_twitter Customs officials said they levied a fine of Rs 1.36 lakh since he had not declared the money. (file photo)

A Singapore-bound passenger was fined more than Rs one lakh by customs officials at the airport here after he was found carrying cash to the tune of Rs 4.5 lakh cash, including Rs 2.5 lakh in Rs 2000 denomination, without declaring it today. Acted on information that the man was carrying cash, the customs officials checked his hand baggage after he boarded the flight, Customs officials said. They found Rs 2.5 lakh in Rs 2000 notes and Euros for the rest of the value.

On being questioned, the passenger said he was taking the cash for his own expenses. Customs officials said they levied a fine of Rs 1.36 lakh since he had not declared the money.

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    Shafted mohammed
    Dec 1, 2016 at 1:47 pm
    This money was for terrorist funding. This guy must be sent to jail.
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      S Subramaniam
      Dec 1, 2016 at 1:54 pm
      Yes, I entirely subscribe to the views. Besides, the law should be amended suitably that the entire money in similar cases should be confiscated and the individual put sentenced to life term jail without bail and parole.
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        Paddy Singh
        Dec 1, 2016 at 2:46 pm
        How did he get that amount in new currency when not more than 24,000Rs per week is allowed on a self cheque?
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          Raj
          Dec 2, 2016 at 7:48 am
          Money for terrorism comes into the country; not going out of the country.
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