Kuwaiti 'official' held at Islamabad airport over bid to smuggle $46,000

Published: November 28, 2018


Authorities at New Islamabad International Airport on Wednesday apprehended a Kuwaiti national for laundering US dollars.

Khalid al Basiti was off loaded from a private airline’s flight 206 and taken into custody after he was found responsible of attempting to travel with over USD46,000.

Customs officials says the money was confiscated from the passenger during the screening of his luggage.

WATCH: Cellphone smuggler rips customs official’s uniform at Islamabad airport

Basiti, who claimed he was a Kuwaiti diplomatic official, could not produce a legal document pertaining to the currency he was carrying.


On Monday, a suspected mobile smuggler has been arrested for manhandling a customs official after being caught red-handed at the New Islamabad International Airport.

CCTV footage of the incident showed that during checking of a passenger’s luggage, authorities found multiple cellphones he was trying to smuggle.

Upon finding the contraband, he tried to flee but custom officials managed to grab him after he tore an officer’s uniform during a scuffle.

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  • rassaq maqbool
    Nov 29, 2018 - 6:06AM

    Yes, and in the meantime that ‘smalltime’ shmuggler “Ayyan Ali” is running around without a worry in the world.Recommend

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