Mangaluru: The Customs officers at the International Airport seized foreign currency totaling to 12,500 Saudi Riyals, 7755 UAE Dirhams, 50 Kuwait Dinars and 400 Qatar Riyals, equivalent to Rs 3,75,023, from a passenger, Mohammed Ali Pallikunhi, aged about 27 years.
Ali hails from Mogralputhur, Kasaragod District, Kerala. The currency was seized at the time of his departure from Mangaluru International Airport on May 24, by Jet Airways flight No.9W532 to Dubai.
The said passenger attempted to smuggle the foreign currency out of India without valid money exchange documents.
Further investigation is under progress.