FIA launches money laundering probe against Hareem Shah as TikTok star takes U-turn on video
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The Federal Intelligence Agency (FIA) has launched a money laundering probe against Tik Tok star Hareem Shah, reported 24NewsHD TV channel Wednesday .
FIA officials have decided to write a letter to the British National Crime Agency to request the body to investigate after video evidence showed the social media star confessing to carrying large sums of currency.
"Action is being taken against Hareem Shah under foreign exchange laws," an FIA official said. "Unlawful transfer of foreign currency comes under money laundering."
Hareem, who's real name is Fizza Hussain, had traveled from Karachi International Airport to Doha on the night of January 10.
She landed into trouble when she posted a video with huge piles of cash on Instagram but later deleted the same video after getting backlash.
The Tik Tok star in the video said that she was dealing with large sums of currency of the first time and warned others to be cautious adding that she had safely reached Doha.
"I was bringing a large amount from Pakistan to the UK for the first time. When bringing the amount, take care because you might land yourself in trouble. No one stopped me nor can they stop me. I reached safely," she said.
However, after FIA stance Hareem has taken a U-turn from her stance in the video. Talking to 24News, she said the she just made the video for fun and did not take money out of the country. She said if her action has made someone uncomfortable, she apologises to all for her video.