7 Bangladeshis arrested in Kolkata for carrying over $7 lakh

Kolkata: Seven Bangladeshi citizens were arrested for carrying over $7 lakh in cash at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport here on Tuesday, allegedly without any supporting document or voucher, officials said.

The Bangladeshis were slated to fly off to Dhaka in the same flight from the airport.

The officials found the foreign currency worth $7,43,300, equivalent to Rs 5.14 crore, hidden in false bottoms of their bags.

All seven were later handed over to the Customs Authority.