PESHAWAR: Torkham Customs, foiling two smuggling bids, seized one million Saudi Riyals and 0.750 million fake Afghan currency and arrested three Afghan citizens.
In the first incident, following specific directions from Peshawar Collector, the Customs staff of Torkham recovered one million Saudi Riyals from the possession of Feroz Shah, an Afghan citizen on board a truck No KBL 76777. The accused was smuggling the currency to Afghanistan. Driver of the truck Khushal was also arrested. Both the accused were booked to face criminal action under Customs laws.
In another raid, smuggling of 750,000 counterfeit Afghan currency was aborted. The fake Afghan currency was recovered from the possession of an Afghani, Abdul Sattar, who was arrested and a case was registered for criminal proceedings.