FIA Registers Case Against Customs Officers Who Stole Foreign Currency Worth Rs.140 Million

On Thursday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) formally lodged a case against Pakistan Customs officers involved in the embezzlement of foreign currency worth Rs. 140 million.

Inspector Customs and incharge warehouse of valuable godown at Lahore and former incharge are the primary accused in the case. Several other officers have been booked as well.


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FIA conducted a preliminary investigation at the request of Pakistan Customs when the latter contended that foreign currency worth Rs 140. million recovered during 2012-2019 was reported missing from the warehouse of valuable godown at Lahore.

During the investigation, FIA officials called both primary suspects to apprise them with their narrative on the matter. Both customs officials failed to satisfy FIA officials with their responses. As a result, FIA formally booked the suspects and initiated legal proceedings against them.

Director FIA Punjab Zone 1, Rizwan, has instituted a joint investigation team under the leadership of Additional Director FIA Kamran Ali to proceed with the case.