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Foreign currency worth crores seized from Amritsar, Chandigarh airports to Dubai

Chandigarh. Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence seized foreign currency worth Rs 1.52 crore from three passengers at Amritsar and Chandigarh airports. Official sources gave this information on Tuesday. He said a team of the Ludhiana zonal unit of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) intercepted two passengers going to Dubai at Amritsar International Airport.

Sources said that during the investigation, the team seized foreign currency worth Rs 1.08 crore which was kept hidden in their luggage. In Chandigarh, a DRI team intercepted another Dubai-bound passenger at the Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport and seized foreign currency worth Rs 44 lakh from him.

Sources said that in both these operations, the DRI recovered foreign currency like Dirham, Euro and Omani Rial. He said that all the passengers were from Punjab. (Language)

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