Two held at Goa airport with large foreign currency cache

Panaji, Jan 8 : Two Oman-bound passengers, including a foreign national were arrested by customs officials at the Dabolim international airport on Monday morning, for possession of foreign currency to the tune of Rs. 43.70 lakh.

“The search of baggage carried by the passengers resulted in recovery of foreign currency equivalent to Rs. 43.70 lakh. The said passengers had been moving suspiciously in the departure hall before check-in formalities and could not give satisfactory answers when confronted by customs sleuths,” a Customs spokesperson told IANS.

The cash was found in multiple foreign currencies, including US dollars.A

The identity of the persons arrested under the Foreign Exchange Management Act have not been declared by the enforcement agency yet.

The duo were booked on an Oman Air flight and were working in tandem, the official said.