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FIA arrests two suspects accused of laundering Rs7.9b in Quetta

March 30, 2019
FIA arrests two suspects accused of laundering Rs7.9b in Quetta

The FIA believes they covered their money laundering through a dry and fresh fruit business

Photo: AFP

The FIA’s Quetta wing arrested two suspects in a money laundering case on Friday.

They are accused of operating eight bank accounts through which transactions of Rs7.9 billion have been made.

The FIA’s Commercial Banking Circle conducted a raid on an office on Quetta’s Chobar Mill Road and arrested the suspects.

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Pakistani currency, cheque books, bank receipts  and other documents were seized during the raid.

An FIA representative said a case has been registered and investigations have begun.

It is suspected that they used a dry and fresh fruit business to cover their money laundering. The FIA is examining their accounts and has frozen Rs27 million.

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