FIA busts gang of currency smugglers

By: News Desk      Published: 02:21 PM, 7 Jan, 2021
FIA busts gang of currency smugglers

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in its operation in Peshawar on Thursday arrested two members of a gang of foreign currency smugglers while in another operation in Dera Ismael Khan took into custody four members of a gang involved in the making of fake identity cards (CNICs) and other documents, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.  

In a major operation in Dera Ismael Khan, FIA in collaboration with security institutions nabbed four people, including two NADRA officials, for issuing fake identity cards, domiciles and passports to the Afghan nationals living in the city and its outskirts. 

According to reports, so far over 20,000 Afghan nationals living in the area have managed to obtain fake identity cards.  

the FIA officials also claimed to have recovered from those arrested fake stamps and fake signatures of all government officials of Dera Ismael Khan besides fake educational certificates, stamp papers, driving licences and authority letters.     

Similarly, the FIA team, deputed at Peshawar’s Bacha Khan Airport, took into custody two people allegedly involved in the smuggling of foreign currency and electronic appliances. 

Immigration staff also claimed to have recovered from their possession French currency notes of worth millions of rupees. 

Initial interrogation from the suspects revealed that they had also travelled to several foreign countries in a short span of time.