HYDERABAD: The Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) staff detained a passenger at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) for possessing foreign currency illegally. The CISF personnel seized foreign currency worth of Rs 1.2 crore from the passenger. According to the CISF officials, around 2 am on Wednesday, Mohammed Parvez came to the airport to fly to Dubai from the city.
He is resident of Chandrayanagutta. At the time of checking, based on profiling and further screening of baggage by CISF SI Varun Kumar, he noticed that Mohammed Parvez possessed foreign currency. It was revealed during the verification process that the passenger possessed US $ 16,500 (worth of `11.5 lakh), Qatar - 52,450 (worth of `9,96,550), UAE -- 37,950 (`7.2 lakh), Kuwait-- 2,165 (worth of `5 lakh), Oman -- 4,625 (`8.4 lakh), Bahrain-- 2,395 ( `4.4 lakh), Saudi- 2,99,100 (`55 lakh)-- a total `1.2 crore.
Meanwhile, Shamshabad police detained eight persons for indulging in creating nuisance at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) during the cordon and search held on Wednesday.