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Bid to smuggle currency, gold foiled

Acting on suspicion, ASF personnel conducted a manual search of bag, uncovering concealed items and thwarting bid to smuggle and launder money

By Our Correspondent
February 28, 2024
People wait outside the international arrivals gate at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. — AFP/File
People wait outside the international arrivals gate at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. — AFP/File

The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Tuesday foiled an attempt to smuggle currency and gold valued at Rs16 million on a Bangkok-bound flight at Karachi Airport.

An ASF spokesperson said a passenger, Imran Gul Awan, who was boarding a flight to Bangkok, was found to have concealed 251 grams of gold along with various foreign currencies, including US dollars, Hong Kong dollars, yuan, and riyals, in his luggage. Acting on suspicion, ASF personnel conducted a manual search of the bag, uncovering the concealed items and thwarting the bid to smuggle and launder money.