The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) stated on Wednesday that it has decided to open a money-laundering investigation into TikToker Hareem Shah after she claimed to have “successfully smuggled a significant quantity of money in cash to the United Kingdom” in violation of the law.
FIA has decided to file a letter to the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) requesting that Shah be prosecuted.
Shah’s visit to the UK has previously been investigated, according to an FIA spokeswoman, and her travel and visa paperwork, a copy of which is accessible to Geo News, disclose that her real name is Fizza Hussain.
Shah confessed to laundering money to the UK, according to the agency, and a probe was begun as a result.
Hareem Shah retracts her comments, claiming that she was merely making a video.
The TikTok, who is frequently in the news for the wrong reasons, amended her earlier statement and denied transporting any money to the UK in response to the news.
“I haven’t taken any money with me when I went abroad. I just prepared a video to express myself “According to the vlogger, who is well-known for his provocative views.
Shah posted a video on social media on January 10, 2022, in which she was seen displaying stacks of British pounds.
The social media phenomenon said that she “seamlessly” transported the funds out of the country, adding that “neither someone caught me nor they have the [ability] to capture me.”
Shah explained that he carried a large sum of money abroad because the “Pakistani currency and passport had no value abroad.”
She claimed that while transporting the money outside of Pakistan was not a “big deal” for her, it could pose complications for other Pakistanis.
“However, other Pakistani citizens should exercise caution [when transporting money abroad] because the country’s laws are only in place to protect the poor,” she added.
It’s worth noting that Pakistani law prohibits people from taking more than $10,000 in cash out of the country.