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Smuggle: 2 flyers held for bid to smuggle 1.5 crore forex | Mumbai News

Mumbai: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials at the city airport on Tuesday arrested two Singapore-bound flyers for allegedly trying to smuggle out foreign currency valued at nearly Rs 1.5 crore. Chennai residents Abdul Wahab Naina (21) and Mahdoom Thambi Shahul (52) were charged under the Foreign Exchange Regulatory Act. Based on a tipoff, DRI officials intercepted Naina and Shahul as they were about to board a post-midnight flight to Singapore. They found foreign currency valued at Rs 77.5 lakh in Naina’s luggage, and notes valued at Rs 69.8 lakh in Shahul’s bags. They admitted that an unknown person in Chennai had given them the bags. From Chennai, they flew to Bengaluru before arriving in Mumbai. — S Ahmed Ali

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