ASF foils bid to smuggle foreign currency to Dubai at Islamabad airport

A general view of the health and passport control area during a media tour of the newly built Islamabad International Airport, ahead of its official opening, Pakistan April 18, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

ISLAMABAD: The Airport Security Force (ASF) foiled a bid to smuggle foreign currency to Dubai and arrested an accused at Islamabad International Airport on Wednesday.

The ASF sources said that during the search of baggage of a passenger named Abdul Wakeel leaving for Dubai through Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight PK-233, one lac (100,000) Saudi Riyals were recovered.

The ASF arrested the accused with recovered foreign currency. The detained Abdul Wakeel was later handed over to Customs officials for further investigation.