Two persons were detained by Customs officials on Tuesday for attempting to carry Rs. 15 lakh, airport sources said.

Vigneshwar (31) and Alagarsamy (35) were about to board a flight to Kuala Lumpur via Colombo from Chennai around 9.15 p.m., when the officials caught them. Passengers are allowed to carry only Rs. 10,000 with them, the sources added.

In a separate incident, a 40-year-old man was detained for attempting to carry USD 9000, airport sources added. Officials caught Abdul Magith when he was about to board an Air India flight to Singapore at 1 a.m.

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