A Sudanese national, who was allegedly smuggling out foreign currency worth Rs. 40 lakh, was detained by sleuths of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) here on Saturday.

During baggage screening at around 7 a.m., CISF constable Srilatha found suspicious articles in the hand bag of Zienab Saber Elivour Elbashier (30), who was about to board Dubai-bound flight EK-527.

In a statement, CISF officials said the passenger was not in possession of valid documents for the 2,23,000 Saudi riyals, equivalent to Rs. 40 lakh.

The woman was handed over to Custom officials at RGIA.

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