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Customs detains two foreign currency smugglers

Customs detains two foreign currency smugglers

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs Directorate Intelligence and Investigation (DI&I) has nabbed two men at Karachi airport for allegedly smuggling foreign currency.

As per details, Director DI&I Manzoor Memon, on a tipoff that some unscrupulous elements were trying to smuggle foreign currency to Bangkok and UAE from Pakistan, formed a team headed by Superintendent Najeebullah Jafferi and directed him to keep an eye to avert flight of foreign currency.

The team had intercepted two passengers namely Abdul Malik and Muhammad Hameed, who were going to Bangkok through a flight CX-2700. After their physical examination, the team had recovered $10, 000, 9600 Thai Baht and some Rs 11,500 from Abdul Malik while around $20, 000 had been recovered from Muhammad Hameed. Sources said that both passengers had been taken into custody and the case had been registered against them under section 2S of the Act.

Both the arrested men during preliminary investigation have confessed that they were involved in illegal currency trade and used to bring foreign currency from Pakistan to Bangkok and UAE.