Bangladeshi man arrested with USD 70000 in cash at Kolkata airport
Kolkata: A Bangladeshi national has been arrested at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport, Kolkata, with a huge amount of foreign currency on Saturday morning. Suspicion grew within the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel during the baggage checking as the currency was visible at the time of scanning.
According to CISF authority, at around 11 am, when baggage checking for a Dhaka-bound flight was in progress, an on-duty CISF officer noticed a suspicious image on the scanner screen. To investigate the matter, the CISF personnel decided to check the baggage physically.
The passenger, identified as Alam Shah, was also detained for inquiry. After opening the baggage, no suspicious items could be located.
But the CISF personnel was not convinced as the bag seemed unusually heavy in respect of the items that were packed inside.
The items inside the baggage were then taken out and was passed through the scanner again. It was found that a false compartment had been created at the bottom of the bag. Immediately, the portion was cut open and the huge amount of US dollars were found.
During counting, it was revealed that Shah was carrying US $70,000 approximately worth Rs 47.42 lakh.
Shah was later handed over to the Customs officials for further action.