ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Customs staff, deputed at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad (BBIA), arrested two Chinese involved in the currencies smuggling into China, and recovered foreign currencies of $40,000, 6,700 Chinese Yuan and Rs56100 Pak rupees during the luggage checking.
According to details given to Customs Today by Deputy Collector BBIA Shahid Jan that curbing of currency smuggling and stopping of tax evasion are the top priorities of the airport customs staff.
Telling about the details of above said seizure of foreign and local currencies, he said two Chinese passengers named Yang Xin bearing Passport No: E64314316 and Yang Dongwei Passport No: G54177155 were intercepted during the checking at the Baggage Terminal.
Shahid Jan said the customs staff recovered the abovementioned currencies from the possession of two Chinese persons. An FIR has been lodged against the currency smugglers and a case has also been forwarded to the Investigation and Prosecution (I&P) Department for further actions.
He said that, during the corresponding Financial Year FY2016-17, the customs staff deputed at airport seized the foreign currencies worth Rs 7.00million while the BBIA staff did foreign currencies worth Rs15.07million during Fiscal Year 2015-16.