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Man held for money laundering at Peshawar airport

PESHAWAR: Customs officials on Monday 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,

پشاور ایئر پورٹ پر کاروائی۔۔۔ منی لانڈرنگ کی کوشش ناکام بنادی

Posted by Mohd Salahuddin on Monday, December 10, 2018

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.

Read More: FIA apprehends man for ‘hundi’ business in Lahore  

Earlier, the FIA, on December 7, had apprehended a suspect for doing illegal money transaction (hundi/hawala) business in Lahore.

According to the details, an FIA corporate crime circle team, on a tip-off, conducted raid at the office of Ramzan Sewing Machine Traders and took a suspect, Muzamil Shahzad, into custody.

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