FIA submits challan in customs officers speed money scam
By News Desk
August 2, 2023 11:22 PM
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has submitted an interim challan in the case of customs officers' speed money scam.
The two arrested customs officers uncovered the entire network of smugglers and admitted to receiving speed money for letting the traffickers go on a rampage.
Speed money was distributed among officers including the collector and deputy collector of the department, the FIA challan maintained.
Upto Rs50 million speed money is received from four points in Sindh. Customs officers made speed money by smuggling chalia, Iranian diesel and other items.
Chalia smugglers give Rs60 million monthly in speed money to the officials. Ex-collector Usman Bajwa got Rs160m from March to April, the challan revealed, adding that Usman Bajwa bought gold biscuits from speed money.
Customs officers have also been collecting money from smugglers through hundi, it said, adding that
Customs Officer Aamir made over Rs740 million in speed money and the officers purchased the property in DHA Karachi and Lahore these officers created a field officer group on WhatsApp and Numbers of vehicles used in smuggling were shared through these groups.
These vehicles were cleared without stopping.