Couple caught with ₹74.8 lakh at airport


Kempegowda Worldwide Airport (KIA) was the scene of a lot drama on Tuesday morning after a pair was caught carrying ₹74.8 lakh in money and costly devices which they may not account for whereas clearing safety. The spouse, upon realising that they had been about to be caught, ran to the washroom and tried to do away with ₹10 lakh by dumping the notes in a trash can.

In response to safety officers at KIA, the husband, recognized as Mohammed Irfan Ahmed, 35, claimed to be a Customs officer from Chennai. He and his spouse Mumtaz had arrived from Chennai and had been boarding a flight to Lucknow, mentioned officers. They reached the safety examine round 9.30 a.m. and stood in separate queues. “When it was his flip, Irfan recognized himself as Customs officer, a superintendent, and tried to get his baggage inside bypassing safety checks. He claimed that it wasn’t needed for his or her baggage to be checked,” mentioned a supply.

Nevertheless, CISF safety personnel insisted that as per protocol his bag needed to be scanned and insisted that they be loaded on the belt. When the bag was scanned and later checked, they discovered that it was full of wads of foreign money notes, round ₹37 lakh. Mumtaz, who was standing within the women queue, all of the sudden ran to the washroom together with her bag claiming she wasn’t feeling nicely. Nevertheless, safe personnel adopted her. “She was caught dumping roughly ₹10 lakh in money in a garbage can,” mentioned an official.

CISF Safety personnel recovered the money, and recalled the couple’s checked-in baggage. Once they opened the baggage, they discovered additional cash, together with gold jewelry, two costly wrist watches valued at round ₹2 lakh every, and digital devices together with iPhones and an Apple watch.

The couple was taken into custody and questioned by each Earnings Tax and Enforcement Directorate officers who had been alerted. “The accused officer claims to have been serving within the Customs division since 2009. The couple hails from Chennai and mentioned they had been travelling to Lucknow to buy land, which was why they had been carrying money. Nevertheless, the supply of the money is but to be ascertained,” mentioned the supply.


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