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Dollar worth Rs 1.6cr seized at Kolkata airport

KOLKATA: The Customs department at Kolkata airport has confiscated American foreign money worth Rs 1.6 crore in separate hauls, both from passengers travelling in Biman Bangladesh Airlines, inside of a span of 24 hours.

On Tuesday, Bangladeshi nationwide Sajibur Rahman was once stopped by way of Customs officers while attempting to board Dhaka-bound Biman Bangladesh flight BG192 shortly earlier than noon. A large stash of $48,000 was once hid in a black trolley bag that had been checked-in. But the cash was once detected all the way through the inline baggage scan and the tips passed on to Customs officers.

Earlier on Monday, more than four instances the quantity was once confiscated from two Myanmar nationals while boarding the same flight. Hawa Bibi and Sk Mohsin were wearing $180,000 hid of their checked-in luggage. Again, the foreign money notes were detected all the way through the inline X-ray of the bags.

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