Customs officials deem Ayyan's proof of currency ownership dubious

Published: March 27, 2015
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Supermodel had claimed she obtained $500,000 after selling five of her properties. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

Supermodel had claimed she obtained $500,000 after selling five of her properties. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

RAWALPINDI: A day after supermodel Ayyan Ali submitted proof of ownership for the currency she allegedly attempted to launder to Dubai from Islamabad, customs officials said the documents were dubious, Express News reported on Friday. 

Ayyan was arrested at the Islamabad airport on March 14 after customs officials found undeclared $500,000 in her luggage. The celebrity claimed she had obtained the amount after selling five of her properties.

Read: Supermodel Ayyan sent to Adiala jail for ‘smuggling’ $500,000

Having been held in Adiala Jail for the past two weeks, the customs officials questioned when was the proof of ownership signed by Ayyan as there was no record of her lawyer visiting her or requesting for her signature.

Read: A model and her money: Tax officials interrogate Ayyan in jail

As the investigation into the case continue, Ayyan’s property dealer Mumtaz is now made part of the probe and will be questioned about the supermodel’s estate dealings.

Read: Stop shaming Ayyan!

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Reader Comments (8)

  • DevilsAdvocate
    Mar 27, 2015 - 11:47AM

    Everyone knows its fabricated, because it took so long to come…!! But its Pakistan and its 100% known that she wont stay longer behind bars…!!Recommend

  • Asifa
    Mar 27, 2015 - 12:21PM

    Dang ….. I should been a supermodel ….. 5 properties!?Recommend

  • vortex
    Mar 27, 2015 - 12:37PM

    Sold properties or assets ??Recommend

  • doom
    Mar 27, 2015 - 1:51PM

    @Asifa:
    $500,000 or Rs. 5 crore is the cost of, (as an example), just one standard plot, or a very nice flat in Islamabad’s F or E sectors. So really, it is not a massive sum of money at all for a super model. And if it came from 5 properties then they must be relatively cheap properties.

    The sum itself is not that outrageous (for a model). It being in a suitcase is just the eye-brow-raising part. Recommend

  • Parvez
    Mar 27, 2015 - 1:54PM

    Ayyan is just a cog-in-the-wheel of a bigger machine……I’d be really surprised if the actual people behind her even get named. Recommend

  • khan
    Mar 27, 2015 - 3:55PM

    doom
    $500000 may or may not be a huge sum, but considering frequent visits abroad, this money could be a fraction of the total money she smuggled in her suit cases. I dont think this case should be brushed aside.Recommend

  • Lotuseater
    Mar 27, 2015 - 5:03PM

    I have sold three properties in Pakistan and never carried the money in a briefcase. I used HBL to transfer the money to my UK bank account and paid the relevant fees that such transactions incur.

    Don’t do the crime if your not willing to do the time.Recommend

  • IMTIAZ SYED
    Mar 27, 2015 - 9:57PM

    Clearly its s bailable offense. She has revealed the source of income. True or not, the customs should file case with the court. It is gross injustice for the customs to act as enforcement and judge itself. The agencies must observe Rule of Law.Recommend

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