Iranian man tries to smuggle nearly $70K at Almaty airport

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - A national of Iran tried to smuggle nearly $70K through the Almaty International Airport, Kazinform has learnt from the Frontier Service of the Kazakh National Security Committee.

"Frontier guards at the Almaty International Airport detained the 36-year-old national of Iran who tried to smuggle $68,000 by hiding the cash in his bag. The Iranian citizen was heading to Tehran," the statement of the Frontier Service reads.

Competent authorities were immediately notified about the incident.

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