New Delhi: An Afghan woman has been arrested at the international airport here for allegedly smuggling around Rs 10 lakhs in now-defunct Rs 1,000 denomination notes.
The woman in her late fifties was intercepted by the customs officials after her arrival from Kabul yesterday.
“Detailed examination of her baggage and personal search was conducted. A total of Rs 9.63 lakhs in Rs 1,000 notes, which have been demonetised by the government, were seized from her possession,” a press release issued today by the customs department said.
“The money was also found concealed in clothes worn by her,” it said.
The cash has been seized and investigation is on, the release added.