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Man caught by customs for smuggling out forex worth Rs 51.64 lakh at Delhi airport

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Man caught by customs for smuggling out forex worth Rs 51.64 lakh at Delhi airport
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New Delhi: An Indian man has been arrested by customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle out foreign currency worth Rs 51.64 lakh at Delhi airport, according to an official statement issued Wednesday.

The accused was intercepted at the airport on Tuesday. He was to travel to Bangkok.

"Due to suspicion, detailed personal search was done and examination of the baggage of the passenger subsequently resulted in the recovery of foreign currency amounting to USD 72,900 which he was attempting to smuggle out of the country illegally," the customs department said in the statement.

The foreign currency, equivalent to Rs 51.64 lakh, has been seized and the passenger was arrested, it said.

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