PIA official says unlawful forex price no less than Rs30 million discovered from aircraft crash rubble

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Currency price tens of millions discovered below PIA aircraft particles, says spokesperson

KARACHI: A Pakistan International  Airline spokesperson mentioned Thursday unlawful forex was allegedly being smuggled within the aircraft crash that passed off on May 22.

PIA’s Airbus A320 — travelling from Lahore to Karachi — crashed in a residential space within the metropolis, killing 97 passengers on board. Two passengers survived the crash.

“Local and foreign currency worth millions of rupees was recovered from the crash site,” mentioned the spokesperson, including: “A total of Rs30 million were recovered from three separate bags.”

The PIA official mentioned that such an quantity can’t be transported with out informing the airline and that an additional seat ticket must be bought for transporting such big quantities of money. “A passenger cannot carry it in their luggage or cabin baggage.”

He mentioned for such giant quantities of money, a passenger needs to be seated subsequent to the money. “No passenger had brought an extra seat.”

So far, three folks have come ahead to say the cash, the spokesperson mentioned.