Air customs has seized Rs 19.75 lakh and Singapore $650 from a Singapore-bound passenger at the international airport in Chennai.
The passenger was intercepted on suspicion on Saturday by customs officers and his baggage examined. Indian currency in Rs 500 denominations totally Rs 19.75 lakh and Singapore Dollars 650 were recovered, Chennai Customs Air Intelligence Department said in a release on Sunday.
The currencies were kept concealed in the cavity between the top and bottom layers of nine aluminium bowls. These bowls had been kept among onions, it said.