Currency confiscated from Kuwaiti diplomat

Published November 29, 2018
A senior customs official said the diplomat was allowed to go.— AFP/File
A senior customs official said the diplomat was allowed to go.— AFP/File

RAWALPINDI: Customs authorities seized $46,500 from an attaché of the Kuwaiti embassy at the Islamabad International Airport on Wednesday.

The customs staff spotted large amount of dollars during clearance of passengers travelling on Kuwait Airways flight and asked the diplomat to produce official permission document from the State Bank to carry the amount. The customs authorities said the official produced a certificate of his embassy as well as his salary certificate, but no official permission from the State Bank of Pakistan.

The currency was then confiscated from the diplomat, however, no FIR was registered against him keeping in view his diplomatic status. The case was referred to the relevant authorities. A senior customs official said the diplomat was allowed to go.

Published in Dawn, November 29th, 2018

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