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2 women held at IGI with Rs 1.75-cr foreign currency

New Delhi: The CISF has apprehended two women passengers at the Delhi airport with foreign currency worth Rs 1.75 crore on suspicion that the money was being smuggled out, a senior official said on Wednesday. The seizure were made over two days in separate cases, he said. In the first case, that took place on Wednesday, Maryam Garba, a Nigerian national, was nabbed by the Central Industrial Security Force personnel at the Indira Gandhi International Airport for allegedly carrying currencies of different countries to the tune of Rs 1.61 crore, the official said.

She was traveling to Dubai and could not explain the reason for carrying so much cash in multiple currencies like US dollars, Singaporean dollars and Swiss Franc, the official said. He added that the woman has been handed over to the Customs Department for further probe.

In the second incident, that took place Tuesday evening, Saudi Arabia national Samar A Amer Zanbaa was apprehended with a cache of USD worth Rs 14.25 lakh.

The Saudi woman,

travelling to Jeddah, has been handed over to Customs authorities to probe the source and motive of the foreign

currency, he said. The total value of foreign currency recovered in the two cases is an estimated Rs 1.75 crore, the official said.

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