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Red sandal, currency worth Rs 24 lakh seized from 3 Chinese

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Kochi: About 110 kg of rare red sandalwood along with foreign and Indian currency worth about Rs 24 lakh was seized from three Chinese nationals at the airport here as they were about to board a flight to Malaysia early this morning, airport sources said.

The seizure included Rs 19 lakh in foreign currency and Rs six lakh in Indian currency, they said, adding the three are being questioned

The trio had taken a flight from Delhi to Bangalore and from there to Kochi by road.

Red sandalwood is mainly used for cosmetics.

Customs officials effected the seizure after being alerted by airport officials who discovered the cash during a search of their baggage.

PTI

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