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Kyrgyz woman detained at airport in India with $140,000
Kyrgyzstan | incidents | 17:11, 21 August 2017 | 5925

AKIPRESS.COM - A woman from Kyrgyzstan has been apprehended at the Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle out US dollars worth over 9,000,000 rupee ($140,000).

A senior official said the woman, identified as Zukhra B., 56, arrived at Terminal III of the airport on August 20 to take a flight to Bishkek. She was taken out for detailed frisking after the CISF personnel found her activities suspicious, Indian Express reported.

On frisking her bag, the official said that USD 60,000 was recovered, while the rest of the currency was found in another bag which she had checked-in, but refused to accept that it belonged to her.

A total of USD 141,290  were recovered from the two bags and the woman has been handed over to the customs authorities for further probe, the report said.

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