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Customs foils bid to smuggle foreign currency to Dubai

Customs foils bid to smuggle foreign currency to Dubai

LAHORE: Customs officials have thwarted an attempt to smuggle foreign currency worth Rs 22.4 million to Dubai from Lahore.

Customs Investigation and Prosecution department has registered an FIR arresting accused Qasir Iqbal.

According to customs officials they checked on Qasir Iqbal, who was bound to fly to Dubai from Lahore and arrested him recovering a large amount of foreign currency in his luggage at Allama Iqbal International Airport.

The foreign currency the accused was attempting to smuggle to Dubai included 200,000 Saudi Riyal, 100,000 euro and 120,000 dirham, the authorities said adding that the accused declared only Dh 2,500 in order to deceive the officials.

Customs officials said that the accused had put the total foreign currency in a bag before he failed to smuggle the currency. They said that the man belonged to Mirpurkhas.

They added that the department has started investigating into the matter, registering a case against the accused while taking him into custody.