Pakistan: Customs officials arrested in corruption scam


The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested two Pakistan Customs officials in a mega corruption scam. The two officers, identified as Tariq Mehmood and Yawar Abbas, were missing since last week and were arrested on their way to Islamabad. According to FIA officials, the arrested Pakistan Customs officials used to take money from smugglers for clearance of their goods through checkposts, According to ARY News,

According to FIA officials, Rs 5.4 million, US$ 2,500 and 6,100 dirhams were also recovered from his possession. FIA officials said that the officials used to get Rs 40 to 60 million monthly from the customs posts.
As reported by ARY News, he said that a major corruption scandal has been registered against the customs officials in the FIA anti-corruption circle. Earlier in December, a foreign national in his complaint to the Deputy Collector Customs Airport Islamabad alleged that a customs official at the Islamabad airport routinely allows him to cross his personal belongings during his travel to Islamabad. I used to take a huge amount as a bribe from him. Pakistan Today reported.

Citing sources, the report said the customs department was involved in a ‘money-grubbing spree everywhere’, including promoting the smuggling of contraband goods on the roads and promoting valuation fraud and local checks at customs stations. clearance of imported goods against invoice values made from According to ARY News, earlier in 2020, police arrested two employees of the Customs Department in Karachi for selling liquor seized by the department.

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