KARACHI: MCC Jinnah International Airport (JIAP) has tightened control on smuggling of foreign currency abroad.[the_ad id=”31605″]Collector JIAP Feroz Alam Junejo has advised Deputy Collector Muhammad Faisal to keep strict vigilance on the movement of foreign currency abroad and subsequently the Customs staff foiled two attempts to smuggle foreign currency abroad in two days.
Customs staff recovered 17,140 USD and 840 HKD recovered from a passenger namely Abdul Karim s/o Muhammad Idrees who was leaving for Dubai by EK 605. He has been arrested and FIR is being lodged.
Another currency seizure was affected at departure and currency was recovered from a passenger namely Mohammed Nawaz s/o Muhammad Shafi. As per preliminary investigation, passenger stated that he lived in Milano, Italy for 15 years. He came from Islamabad to take flight of Thai Airways to visit Thailand as he bought artificial jewelry from Thailand to sell in Italy. The currency seized is to the tune of 14,150 Euros equivalent to 15,950 USD.