2 Afghan women held with US dollars worth over Rs 55L at IGI airport

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Mahmooda Sediqi and Estorai Qayomi were held for allegedly concealing a total of USD 76,500 (worth about Rs 55.65 lakh) in their respective hand bags and in a sweets box, officials said.

The two were intercepted by Central Industrial Security Force personnel separately and just before they were to board a flight to Kabul from terminal-III of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport on Wednesday around 1:30 PM, they said.

The two “could not produce any valid document for carrying such an amount of foreign currency” and hence were handed over to Customs authorities at the airport, a senior CISF officer said.