ISLAMABAD: Customs Intelligence Directorate has sought the record of currency smuggling case of model Ayyan Ali from Islamabad Customs Collectorate. Customs Intelligence will file a reference in the court after completing the investigation into the case.
It is only Customs Intelligence’s authority to pursue a money laundering case and the directorate has established a special anti-money laundering cell for this purpose. Customs Preventive had lodged a case against Model Ayyan Ali that was related to currency smuggling but no action was taken regarding money laundering.
Customs officials are of the view that a reference against Ayyan Ali can be filed only if it is proved that she earned that money in Pakistan in a legal way and if the income was taxable and tax was paid on that money. After all these evidences, a reference against model Ayyan Ali would be filed in the court under anti-money laundering law. However, Customs officials said another FIR would have to be lodged against the model on money laundering charges.