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Attempt to smuggle US dollars thwarted

Attempt to smuggle US dollars thwarted

LANDI KOTAL: Two persons were arrested by authorities during an attempt to smuggle $300,000 to Afghanistan via Torkham border.

Security and checking has been increased at the border since it was the third failed attempt of US dollars’ smuggling to Afghanistan during the last two weeks, an official said. Khassadar and Levies personnel were ordered to closely search passengers travelling on the Pak-Afghan highway, he added.

He said that the arrested were both Afghan nationals. They were stopped at the Michini checkpost with foreign currency being recovered from them. The two smugglers were shifted to the Landikotal lockup for investigation.