Customs intelligence officials recovered six crore Indian rupees and a huge amount of medicines from the cargo section of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital this noon.
The officials however are yet to be confirmed whether the currencies are fake, said Mainul Khan, director general of the customs intelligence.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of customs intelligence conducted a drive at the cargo section of the airport at noon and recovered the Indian currencies and medicine stashed in five cartons.
The customs officials suspected that the foreign currency might have been brought here by a Qatar Airways flight that landed Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport from Pakistan with a stopover in Qatar early hour today, Khan said.
“We are not sure whether the recovered Indian currencies are fake. It needs to be examined,” he said.
Identifying the medicines as cardiovascular drugs, he said those have been brought into the country through illegal manner.