PESHAWAR: The Torkham Customs Station has foiled an attempt to smuggle 2, 00,000 Saudi Riyals from Pakistan to Afghanistan through Torkham border in Khyber Agency.
The Torkham Customs officials informed Customs Today that during checking the customs force posted at Torkham gate have recovered two lac Saudi Riyals from the procession of Kaleem Ullah son of Ishaq Khan who belongs to Shinwari Kando Khel Khuga Khel of Landi Kotal.
It’s important to mention here that the arrested smuggler is customs clearing agent and working in Faqir Zada customs clearing agency at Torkham.
According to the accused smuggler the currency was handed over to him by Afghan national Sadeeq at Landi Kotal Bazar for onward handing over to him at Afghan side of Torkham and also give Rs4,000 for the consignment clearing purpose.
The accused in his statement also confessed that in recent past he made three trips of foreign currency to Afghanistan for the said person.
He along with seized 2,00,000 Saudi riyals list of denomination of currency notes statements of the accused are sent for further interrogation .
The Torkham Customs Station have issued strict directives in order to curb smuggling on contrabond items for which trained Customs staff had been deployed at Torkham Gate which along with other security forces work as border management force.
Earlier the Torkham forces foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs worth millions and about 19 kg hashish frpm Torkham border to other regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa when the vehicle was impounded at GT road near Haji Camp Ada.
According to sources the Deputy Collector Torkham Customs Station has said for not tolerating the smuggler as they pose loss of Millions to the Customs exchequer each and every day.