Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:30:00 GMT | By PTI

Singer Mika detained at airport

Singer Mika Singh arrested at Mumbai International airport for carrying currency beyond permissible limit


Singer Mika detained at airport (© Varinder Chawla)

Bollywood singer Mika Singh was on Wednesday arrested at the international airport here for allegedly carrying Indian and foreign currency beyond permissible limit, customs officials said.

Singh, who arrived here from Bangkok by a private airline around 7.30 pm, was intercepted by the officials.

During checking, he was found in possession of $12,000 and Rs 3 lakh in cash, a senior Customs official told PTI.

As per Customs norms, Indian passengers coming from abroad and carrying over Rs 7,500 and USD 5,000 need to make declaration about the same upon arrival, he said.

The 35-year-old singer was unable to give satisfactory answers about the currency in his possession, the official said, adding his statement has been recorded.

Singh has been arrested under relevant sections of customs act, he said.

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