The Delhi Zonal Unit of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted a Hawala racket and seized foreign currencies worth ₹1 crore at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.

According an official statement, DRI “intercepted a domestic as well as a Dubai-bound international passenger at Terminal 3 of IGI, Airport, New Delhi while they were exchanging their bags in the toilet in the security hold area of IGI Airport.”

The DRI officials have seized Saudi Riyal, UAE Dirham and US Dollars of various denominations equivalent to ₹1,00,88,237 from these two passengers.

The domestic passenger had booked a ticket in Air India’s Bhubaneswar-bound International Flight AI 075. According to the official statement, he was travelling only for the purpose of handing-over the foreign currencies to the international passenger going to Dubai by Jet Airways flight.