Thailand-bound African woman conceals 25,000 euros in groin area; held at Mumbai airport

Thorough checking conducted revealed that the Senegalese passenger was carrying 25,000 euros (approximately Rs 20 lakh) concealed in the groin area.

Published: 28th August 2019 09:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th August 2019 09:28 PM   |  A+A-


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MUMBAI: A Senegalese woman has been apprehended at Mumbai airport for allegedly carrying 25,000 euros concealed in her groin area, the CISF said in a statement on Wednesday.

Rokhayatou Gueye was to fly to Bangkok by Thai Airways on Tuesday, it said.

During the pre-embarkation security check at woman frisking booth of the International Security Hold Area, Terminal-2 of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, CISF Constable Shilpa Jain noticed suspicious activities of the woman, the statement said.

She carried out thorough checking of the Senegalese woman and detected 25,000 euros worth approximately Rs 20 lakh concealed in the groin area of the passenger, it said.

On enquiry, she could not produce any valid document for carrying such a high volume of foreign currency, the CISF said, adding that the matter was informed to senior officers of the CISF and Customs officials.

The woman, along with the recovered 25,000 euros, was handed over to the Customs officials for further legal action, it added.

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