ED seizes Rs 1 crore worth US dollars from passenger at Kolkata airport

The passenger Sangeeta Devi was intercepted by the Customs department at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport on 16 September after they found that she was carrying a large amount of foreign currency.

Press Trust of India September 19, 2022 15:39:03 IST
ED seizes Rs 1 crore worth US dollars from passenger at Kolkata airport

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New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Monday said it has seized US dollars worth more than Rs 1 crore from a traveller at the Kolkata international airport.

The passenger Sangeeta Devi was initially intercepted by the Customs department at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport on 16 September after they found that she was carrying a large amount of foreign currency.

The Customs department intimated the ED and its officials recovered 1,300 currency notes of USD 100 from her, the agency said in a statement.

“Sangeeta Devi failed to provide the source of the foreign exchange (USD) found in her possession and the purpose of travelling with such a huge amount of foreign exchange,” the ED said.

“On her failure to provide any explanation for the possession of the huge foreign currency worth Rs 1.03 crore, the same was seized,” it said.

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