Pakistani held with fake Indian currency

Kathmandu, July 30:

Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Security Police today arrested a Pakistani national in possession of fake Indian currency (INR) worth more than NPR 10 million, police said. Senior Superintendent of Police Dhak Bahadur Karki said Abdul Wahab, passport no is AA 6139511, had arrived at the TIA from a Pakistan International Airlines flight at around 3.00 pm. “Upon noticing something suspicious we conducted a search of his luggage and found notes of 500 and 1000-rupee denominations,” he told this daily.

The airport security immediately handed him over to the Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) for further investigation. “We are still counting the exact amount of fake currency but it is more than NPR 10 million,” said SSP Upendra Kanta Aryal at the MPCD. Aryal said the police were yet to interrogate Wahab though he denied that the currency belonged to him. Wahab had concealed the currency in soap cartons, Karki said.