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The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and customs officials conducted raids at Chennai Port to combat the smuggling of counterfeit currency.
All cargo is being screened at the Chennai port, with the outbound movement of containers requiring approval from the DRI.
Officials believe that the fake currency was sent to India from either Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, or Nepal.
DRI officials are currently searching Chennai, Tughlakabad, Kanpur, Kolkata and Mumbai after receiving the tip-off.
The raids began on Friday evening after DRI officials received a tip-off that counterfeit currency, including the new Rs 500 and Rs 2000 denomination notes, had arrived in the country.
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Ports, containers searched in five cities over fake currency alert
Information indicated that the fake currency originated from Pakistan and may have landed at Chennai, Mumbai or ICD Tughlakabad.
There was an intelligence alert that fake currency was being brought into the country through the container route,” said an official in Delhi.
However, a DRI official refused to confirm any seizure.
“Customs has sent a circular to all its managers at container freight stations in Chennai customs zone asking them to report for duty on Sunday .
“It is part of a nationwide alert, a few other cities have also been alerted,” said another officer.