Two held from Lucknow airport, Hawala money recovered

November 9th, 2008 - 2:14 am ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Nov 9 (IANS) Two people were arrested from the Amausi airport in Uttar Pradesh capital late Saturday night while they were allegedly trying to smuggle Hawala money worth Rs.16 million, the police said. The duo, who were at the airport to take a flight to Sharjah, were caught by the officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), according to police sources.

“We only know that the arrested persons belong to Unnao and the local police was not involved in the entire operation as it is a matter related to DRI,” Akhil Kumar, senior superintendt of police Lucknow, told IANS over phone.

The recovery consists of Indian rupees and Saudi riyal, an airport official said.

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