A Bhatkal native attempted the unimaginable. He was arrested for allegedly, illegally carrying Rs. 7 lakhs of cash with him on a flight to Sharjah. The accused was traveling on an Air Arabia flight from Goa. The man was detained by The Air Intelligence unit of the Goa Customs. He concealed the currency of 40,000 UAE dirhams in one of his checked-in baggage which was seized by the department.
This is the second of such crimes within a span of 10 days. On July 31, a native of Bhatkal leaving for Sharhjah was caught by the Air Intelligence Unit of Goa customs for illegally carrying Rs. 16 lakhs.
If not stopped, Goa will soon becoming a destination for nefarious activities like these.