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Customs foils money laundering bid at Peshawar airport

Customs foils money laundering bid at Peshawar airport

PESHAWAR: Customs officials have booked a passenger at Bacha Khan International Airport, Peshawar and recovered €0.2 million from his bag, which he was laundering to Dubai.

According to the details, a suspect, Muhammad Dawood, was on-board on a Dubai-bound flight, when the customs officials took him into custody and offloaded from the plane after recovering a huge amount of foreign currency from his bag,

The passenger was leaving for Dubai via Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-287 and hid the money in his hand carry bag

Whereas the chief officer at Bacha Khan airport took notice of the issue and launched an inquiry. The probe committee will ascertain the lapses and will investigate that how the suspect crossed the joint anti money laundering search counter and reached at the aircraft.

It is pertinent to mention here that the joint anti money laundering search counters were set up at the airports pertaining to prevent smuggling and money laundering.