Customs officers on the Mumbai airport have seized $90,000 in forex notes, hidden inside books, from a foreigner, officers mentioned on Tuesday.
The greenback payments have been painstakingly, individually, positioned between the pages of the ebook, a video of the invention confirmed.
Passengers getting caught attempting to sneak in or out gold, forex and different valuables are pretty widespread in India.
A day in the past, officers on the Jaipur airport mentioned gold price over Rs 55 lakh was seized from two passengers.
A passenger who arrived from Sharjah had hid 380 grams of gold paste price over Rs 22 lakh within the backside hem of a pair of pants.
In one other seizure, gold weighing 576 grams and valued at over Rs 33 lakh was recovered from a passenger who arrived from Riyad through Sharjah.
The gold was additionally in paste type and lined in two silicon rubber capsules, which have been hid in underwear, he mentioned.
The identical day, customs officers at Tamil Nadu’s Trichy worldwide airport seized $9,600 in international forex from a male passenger about to board a flight, officers mentioned.
According to officers, the international forex was discovered hid in slippers throughout a search.