In yet another haul involving huge amount of unaccounted cash, the Karkala police on Friday December 2 seized Rs 71 lac in new Rs 2,000 currency notes at Bailoor here and arrested three persons.
The arrested are Imran, Asif and Deepak. All three are said to be from Kudroli in Mangaluru.
Their Ford car (KA 19 MA 7629) was intercepted in an operation led by police circle inspector of the town station here, John Antony, at Bailoor.
The youngsters were found transporting new currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination. After finding that they had Rs 71 lac worth of new currency notes for which they could not neither offer a satisfactory explanation nor produce any documents, the three youngsters were arrested. The money was being transported to a designated place in Karkala from Mangaluru via Udupi.
Cash mentioned above and the Ford car in which the youngsters were travelling were seized.
The money seized and the arrested persons were handed over to income tax officials in Mangaluru for further inquiry.