Customs court fines Ayyan Ali Rs 55m


A Customs court in Rawalpindi on Tuesday ordered to seize the foreign currency recovered from supermodel Ayyan Ali at the time of boarding a Dubai-bound flight from Islamabad airport in March last year and fined her Rs 55 million.

The supermodel was taken into custody on March 14, 2015, after Customs officials at Islamabad airport recovered $508,600 stashed in her luggage, ahead of boarding a flight to Dubai.

Ayyan faced legal proceedings for over a year now and was finally ordered to pay a fine equal to amount recovered from her in the currency smuggling case.

It was further said in the verdict that the accused did not appear before the court for eight months despite repeated issuance of summons to her.

The court also ordered the co-accused Mumtaz and Awais to pay Rs 500,000 each as fine.