Model Ayyan Ali indicted in money laundering case
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – A Customs Court here on Thursday indicted super model Ayyan Ali for attempting to smuggle out of the country more than half a million dollars in cash. She has pleaded not guilty.
Model Ayyan was indicted after appearing today. The court has summoned prosecution witnesses on December 8 to record their statements in the currency smuggling case.
Ayyan was detained at the Islamabad airport on March 14 as she waited in a VIP lounge before her Dubai flight. Investigators say they found $506,800 tucked into her luggage. Pakistani law bars any passenger from carrying over $10,000. She has maintained the money was solely hers since her arrest.
The supermodel was granted bail in July after spending around four months in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail and after her judicial remand was extended 16 times.