Cash totalling Rs. 5 lakh was seized from two persons riding a motorbike at the Thippampatti check-post on Wednesday.

The cash was seized by the Central Industrial Security Force personnel manning the check-post along with the local police.

Y. Dilip and C. Kavi Murali told the police that they took jewel loan from a nationalised bank in Krishnagiri and were taking the money to Dharmapuri for business purpose. They also produced the card issued by the bank for pledging jewellery.

They were handed over to the Krishnapuram police for further inquiry.

Meanwhile, Rs. 27.29 lakh cash seized at the Thoppur check-post was handed over to the Income Tax authorities for further verification by the district officials.