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Kolkata News Customs Recovered Foreign Currency Worth 9 Crore Rupees From A Passenger At Kolkata Airport

Ranjit Sau, Kolkata: Foreign currency worth 9 crore was recovered at Kolkata Airport. It is known that Customs has recovered foreign currency worth 9 crore rupees from a passenger at the airport.

Passengers in the customs net before catching the flight to Dubai

It is known that the person was supposed to catch a Dubai-bound flight from Kolkata airport on Thursday. Informed circles think that the recovery of so much foreign currency from the Kolkata airport is almost unprecedented. During checking, 41 envelopes were found in the bag of Gautam Ravishankar. Suspicious, the security guards assigned at the airport decided to open his bag and check it. On examination the envelopes were opened and found to contain a large amount of foreign currency. Seeing so many foreign currencies, the eyes of the security guards became dizzy. The person was immediately handed over to the Customs Department. Customs officials are interrogating him and trying to find out how he got so much foreign money.

Airport staff always keep an eye open to prevent smuggling

This airport of the state is always closely monitored by security guards and customs officials. No less strict with covid. However, the smuggling of diamonds between the teeth, pen refills and pants belts is still a problem. Along with that, nothing is left out from drug trafficking worth billions of rupees to gold. Naturally, you have to keep an eye on books. Even with radioactive elements, you have to worry less. Californian was recovered from this Kolkata airport. The market value of the recovered Californian was over 4 thousand crore rupees. Expensive, more than that, it is a radioactive element in public! So always keep an eye open airport staff. And this time foreign currency worth 9 crore rupees was caught.

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Incidentally, earlier in July, there was a curtain leak during a major smuggling operation. According to customs sources, an Indian passenger returning to Dubai was challenged by customs officers while passing through the green channel at Kolkata airport. After questioning and searching him, illegally brought gold worth Tk 10 lakh 78 thousand was recovered. On the same day, another incident took place at the Kolkata airport. A Bangladeshi passenger from Dhaka was also leaving through the green channel. After searching him, gold worth 40 lakh 32 thousand taka was recovered. Both men were arrested. However, in the last few months, several illegal goods have been recovered during the search of the customs department at the airport or various shops in Kolkata.

The article is in Bengali

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