KARACHI: MCC JIAP has foiled an attempt to smuggle Pakistani currency in bulk to Bangkok.
Pursuant to information passed through Deputy Collector Muhammad Faisal, Customs staff posted at International Departures intercepted two passengers (regular trippers) who were trying to smuggle Pakistani currency in bulk to Bangkok.
When their luggage was examined, Pakistani Currency to the tune of
Rs1.0 million was recovered, concealed in cartons of Olpers Milk.
As per State Bank of Pakistan Notification No. F.E. 1/2017-SB dated 30.8.2017, a passenger may take out Pakistani currency notes not exceeding in all Rs. 10,000 in value at one time.
This attempt of smuggling has been successfully foiled, which is indeed a new phenomenon of smuggling, the same is being investigated.
Two passengers were arrested and an FIR under Customs Act, 1969 and Foreign Exchange Manual, lodged accordingly.