Rs 30 lakh ‘hawala’ money seized from bus passenger

Wayanad: Suspected ‘hawala’ money to the tune of Rs 30 lakh was today seized from a bus passenger at Kalpetta in the district, police said.

The seizure of the currency, in Rs 2,000 denomination, was made during a vehicle check following a tip-off.

The passenger, 38-year old Jaffar from the district, had been taken into custody as he could produce any document accounting for the cash, police said.

A police team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammed Shafi carried out the check in the private bus coming from Bengaluru, they said adding further investigation was on.