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Peshawar Customs foils attempt of money laundering

Peshawar Customs foils attempt of money laundering

PESHAWAR: Customs team deputed at Bacha Khan International Airport thwarted an attempt of money laundering into Pakistan on Tuesday.

Deputy Collector Najib Arjumand told Customs Today, that the accused Mohammed Ali Tai has been official of Malik Exchange Registered with State Bank of Pakistan. The accused was taking 20 crore illegal money including US dollars and Saudi Riyals.

According to Deputy Collector Najib Anjum the accused was transferring illegal money to Dubai in which dollars were termed legal while Saudi Riyals were illegal. The customs staff have arrested the accused while further investigation into the case are still underway .

The deputy collector said a tip off was given by high ups upon which the Customs staff was made to be alert upon which the Customs staff deputed at AFU Peshawar airport thwarted the attempt of smuggling and took the money into custody.