THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Poonthura police on Monday arrested a taxi driver from the Trivandrum International Airport (TIA) on charges of illegal money transfer. The police also seized various foreign currencies from him, to the tune of `60,000. The accused has been identified as Kabir, 62, of Manikyavilakom near Poonthura.
The accused was nabbed when he was on his way to transfer the money to another person. The accused was approached by the person to transfer some UAE dirhams into Indian rupees.
During interrogation, Kabir revealed that he possessed various foreign currencies such as US dollars, Saudi Riyals, UAE dirhams and Kuwaiti dinars. He also said that he received the money from some of the passengers as taxi fare. However, during investigation, it was learnt that he used to transfer the currencies for earning commission.