CAA official caught facilitating money laundering at Islamabad Airport
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It appears that the scourge of money laundering is no longer limited to politicians and businessmen only as a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) official has been caught at Islamabad’s international airport while facilitating the passengers launder money to Dubai, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.
Sources told 24News that 64, 000 Saudi Riyal and 71, 500 Euros were recovered from Gul Nawaz Abbasi.
The foreign currency, they added, recovered from Abbasi was the equivalent of 17.2 million in Pak Rupees.
Sources further disclosed that the CAA official, who was deputed at the international arrival lounge, was found visiting the international departure lounge to escort the passengers with a protocol.
Taking notice of that, the airport security force (ASF) personnel arrested him and started interrogating him in connection with the crime.
The passengers whom Abbasi had facilitated were also offloaded from the plane.
Reporter Usman Javed