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Customs foils bid to smuggling of foreign currency from Lahore airport

Customs foils bid to smuggling of foreign currency from Lahore airport

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs team at Allama Iqbal International Airport foiled a bid to smuggle a huge amount of foreign currency and arrested a Chinese national and a Pakistani citizen.

Sources told Customs Today that during checking of passengers who were going to depart for Bangkok through Thai Airways, Customs Airport team intercepted a passenger who was later identified as Leronui and recovered $22505 from her possession. She failed to provide any legal documents regarding possession of currency.

In another action, customs arrested a person Afzal Nazeer traveling for Bangkok and recovered $39100 from his possession. Customs registered cases against the accused under Customs Act 1969 and started the investigation.

The Chinese national failed to provide any relevant documents. After his failure, the customs team arrested the passenger and shifted him to an undisclosed location for interrogation.