Bid to smuggle foreign currency foiled

Officers on suspicion checked the luggage of a passenger and recovered 50,000 Saudi riyals concealed in a pack


Pakistan Customs officers at the Jinnah Terminal foiled a bid to smuggle foreign currency and arrested a Dubai-bound passenger with 50,000 Saudi riyals worth Rs3.7 million on Saturday.

Customs Additional Collector Muhammad Faisal said that the officers on suspicion checked the luggage of the passenger, Asad Ahmed, and recovered 50,000 Saudi riyals concealed in a pack.

Faisal said that passengers travelling internationally are permitted to take US$5,000 or the equivalent in foreign currency with them.

However, the passenger attempted to carry Saudi riyals worth Rs3.7 million, which was double the allowed limit. The officers have seized the recovered currency under the Customs Act.

Further investigation into the matter was underway.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 24th, 2024.

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