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Attempt to smuggle more than Rs5m in foreign currency foiled at Karachi airport

Attempt to smuggle more than Rs5m in foreign currency foiled at Karachi airport

A money laundering bid was foiled at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on Thursday night after customs officials arrested two women for attempting to transport a large amount of foreign currency to Dubai, a Customs Preventive Force (CPF) spokesperson told DawnNews.

According to the CPF spokersperson, Mohammad Irfan, the two women were attempting to smuggle 120,000 Saudi Riyals, 50,000 Emirati Dirhams and 500,000 Japanese Yen, which were recovered from them during a body search at the airport.

"The Customs Preventive Force made the arrest last night and presented the two women in court today, where their three-day physical remand was granted," Irfan said.




Irfan claimed that the women were part of a currency smuggling gang.

Currency regulations allow passengers to legally carry a maximum of $5,000 on an international flight.

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