Major money laundering bid foiled

From Zeeshan Mirza

KARACHI: The Airport Security Force (ASF) foiled money laundering bid, arrested two including a woman with foreign currency worth million of rupees, 5kg gold and 200gm pearls at Sukkur Airport on Friday. According to details, the ASF searched baggage of two passengers including Muhammad Islam and Anahita Sohrab Irani leaving for Karachi through PIA flight PK-531 at Sukkur Airport. During search, foreign currency including US $4, 50,000, UAE Dirham (AED) 255, five kilogram gold and 200 gram pearls were recovered from secret cavities of their bag after which they were arrested. The detainees wanted to travel abroad from Karachi Airport. The ASF handed them over to custom department along with recovered foreign currency, gold and pearls for further investigation. The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Friday foiled a money laundering bid at the Sukkur airport and seized wads of foreign currency notes and gold jewellery from the possession of two passengers. ASF officials relayed 450,000 dollars and 2000 dirhams, as well as gold jewellery weighing five kilogrammes, were seized from the baggage of the passengers including a woman. They were travelling to Karachi via Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, PK-531, for their onward flight to fly out of the country. The ASF handed over the custody of the arrested passengers to customs officials for legal action.