Officials at the International Airport in Mangaluru on Thursday recovered foreign currency, worth around Rs 82 lakh from a 28-year-old passenger.
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officers acting on a specific input intercepted the accused, identified as Mohammed Aouf, belonging to Bhatkal and seized foreign currency notes, an official release said.
The accused was allegedly trying to smuggle them to Dubai, it said.
The foreign currency included British Pounds, US Dollars,Euros, Australian Dollars, Saudi Riyals, UAE Dirhams, Qatari Riyals, Omani Rials and Kuwaiti Dinars, the statement added.
During interrogation, Mohammed Aouf admitted the offence and further investigations were underway, the release said.