KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Preventive has foiled a bid to smuggle gold and cellular phones worth millions of rupees at the arrival section of the Jinnah International Airport (JIAP).
Sources told Customs Today that Collector Preventive Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad received information regarding the smuggling of gold and cellular phones worth millions of rupees through a passenger coming from Dubai.
A team was constituted and was instructed to enhance the surveillance as well as to carry out strict checking at both arrival and the departure lounges of the airport.
On suspicion, the team of Customs Preventive intercepted a woman passenger who reached Karachi through flight No FZ329 from Dubai. The customs officer asked the passenger for their travel documents as well as to get the luggage checked.
During the search of the passenger’s luggage, the Customs Preventive team found 377 gram gold attached with her body worth nearly two million rupees as well as 10 expensive cellular phones concealed in the travel bag.
The officers of the Customs Preventive has taken the smuggled goods into custody and filed a case against the woman, identified as Uzma Mehwish. Further investigations are underway.
The higher authority has appreciated the team over the quick response and hard efforts to foils the smuggling whereas instructed the team to remain vigilant to curb just henious crimes.