Delhi Airport: Saudi Riyal worth Rs 41 lakh was hidden in the button of the lehenga, caught at IGI Airport

Pankaj Prasad
Delhi Airport
Delhi Airport

CISF personnel caught an Indian passenger going to Dubai allegedly hiding Saudi Riyal worth Rs 41 lakh in lehenga buttons at Delhi airport.

Delhi Airport: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel on Tuesday caught an Indian passenger going to Dubai by allegedly hiding Saudi riyals worth Rs 41 lakh in lehenga buttons at the Delhi airport. The officers provided this information.

Passenger had to go to Dubai by SpiceJet flight

The man was stopped during a security check by security personnel at Terminal-3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport at 4 am, officials said. Officials said the personnel on duty saw suspicious images of buttons placed in the passenger's bag on the X-ray scanner monitor and decided to investigate. A senior official said that the passenger was to travel to Dubai on a SpiceJet flight.


Saudi Riyal was kept hidden inside the buttons of the lehenga

The official said that 1,85,500 Saudi riyals worth Rs 41 lakh were kept neatly hidden inside the buttons of the lehenga. The official said the passenger was de-boarded and handed over to customs officials for further investigation.

Traveler was trying to go from Delhi to Dubai

According to the information, the passenger has been identified as Meesam Raza, who is an Indian citizen. Meesam Raza was trying to go from Delhi to Dubai. During the interrogation of the CISF, the passenger could not show any correct information or documents about the foreign notes. Actually, there is a ban on carrying foreign notes outside the country beyond a certain limit.