News Desk: 

In a recent operation conducted by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Immigration and Commercial Banking Circle at Quetta International Airport, a significant breakthrough was achieved in the ongoing crackdown against criminal gangs engaged in currency smuggling.

During the operation, FIA officials intercepted an attempt to smuggle a substantial amount of foreign currency, marking a major victory in the agency’s efforts to combat financial crimes. According to a spokesperson for FIA Quetta, the accused individual, identified as Abdullah Gul, had concealed foreign currency within his shoes and luggage in an elaborate smuggling attempt. Gul was apprehended while en route to Sharjah, thwarting his illicit intentions.

The meticulous operation led to the recovery of more than 1 million domestic and foreign currencies, including 21,510 Australian dollars, 10,000 Saudi riyals, 4,000 euros, 8,450 Swiss francs, 855 British pounds, 1,275 UAE dirhams, New Zealand dollars, and various other denominations.

Following the arrest of Abdullah Gul, FIA has intensified its investigation, expanding the scope to uncover potential accomplices involved in the smuggling network. This proactive approach underscores FIA’s commitment to dismantling criminal syndicates and safeguarding the integrity of Pakistan’s financial system.

The successful operation serves as a testament to FIA’s unwavering dedication to combatting financial crimes and maintaining the security of the nation’s borders. With a renewed focus on curbing illicit activities, FIA remains vigilant in its efforts to uphold the rule of law and protect the economic interests of Pakistan.

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