ASF seizes foreign currency, gold from Bangkok-bound passenger at Karachi airport

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KARACHI: The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Tuesday foiled a money laundering bid at the Karachi airport by seizing foreign currency of 16mln rupees and gold jewellery from the possession of a Bangkok-bound passenger, ARY News reported.

ASF spokesperson relayed that foreign currency of Rs16 million and 251 grams of gold were confiscated from a passenger flying to Bangkok.

The man was taken into custody after recovery of the foreign currency and gold.

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Separately, Pakistan Customs officials foiled an attempt to smuggle foreign currency and recovered more than $23,000 from a passenger at Jinnah International Airport.

According to spokesman for Customs, the Airport Collectorate of Customs at Jinnah International Airport (JIAP) Karachi intercepted a passenger. During the search, the customs officials recovered $23,000 concealed in the shoulder bag of the accused.

The recovered foreign currency is worth more than Rs6million. He was traveling to USA via Turkish airline.

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