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Customs Preventive foils money-laundering bid at JIAP

Customs Preventive foils money-laundering bid at JIAP

KARACHI: A Customs Preventive team has foiled a bid to smuggle foreign currency worth millions of rupees during a raid at Jinnah International Airport (JIAP), Karachi.

On a tipoff of higher authority, the staff beefed up the security and surveillance at the departure of JIAP to nab the culprit involve in the heinous crime of smuggling.

During the tight surveillance, the Customs staff on suspicion intercepted a man at the departure of JIAP and asked him to provide travel documents. After collecting the documents, the staff thoroughly checked the luggage as well as carried out complete physical checking of the passenger.

During the search of the luggage, the Customs staff recovered huge quantity of foreign currency. Foreign currency included 650 US dollars as well as 78,755 Dirham hidden and wrapped in the cloths and of the passengers. The recovered foreign currency worth nearly Rs2,800,000.

The culprits Sami Ullah was traveling to Dubai through Flydubai Airline flight No FZ-337. The officers of Customs Preventive lodged a case against the culprit.

The arrested culprit was also produced before the court and remand was given against the culprit. The officers of the Customs Preventive have also started further investigation to arrest the master mind involved in the money laundering.