The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said that it has carried out searches at seven locations in Tripura related to hawala operators and seized cash to the tune of Rs 80 lakh as well as 30 lakh Bangladeshi Taka.

An ED official here said that the financial probe agency, in a joint operation with Tripura Police, carried out searches at seven locations in west Agartala and Sonamura area.

He said that the agency’s searches were carried under sections of the FEMA based on the intelligence inputs of foreign hawala transactions provided by Tripura Police.

“During search operation, cash amounting to Rs 80 lakh and 30 lakh Bangladeshi Taka found to be involved in hawala transactions have been seized under the FEMA,” he said, adding that other incriminating documents relating to hawala transactions were also seized for scrutiny and examination.

–IANS

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