He tried to smuggle them out by hiding it in his inner clothes kept in the luggage.
Customs officials at Mangaluru International Airport on Monday arrested a person from Uttara Kannada for attempting to smuggle ₹ 5.52,678 overseas out of the country. A customs clearance gave the accused’s name as Muzakkir Ahamed Faqui Ameda from Honnavar.
Based on intelligence and reconnaissance, he was caught near the airport departure terminal as he was about to travel to Dubai, the statement said.
He tried to smuggle them out by hiding it in his inner clothes kept in the luggage. The foreign currency was without valid documentary evidence. Further investigation is underway.
The team was led by Deputy Commissioner of Customs Avinash Kiran Rongali and included …
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