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Chinese Customs seizes hundreds of iPhone 6 devices

BEIJING: Chinese Customs, in its ongoing anti-smuggling operation, has seized as many as 1,800 iPhone 6 devices from smugglers in just 5 days. The Apple’s new iPhone model is yet to be officially released in China and this period has become a golden opportunity for smugglers. As per details, Hong Kong police have seized 138 iPhones from a boat which ... Read More »

PIA airhostess held with drugs

LAHORE: A PIA airhostess was caught with drugs at Milan Airport in Italy. According to officials, the airhostess left aboard a Lahore-Milan-Paris flight. However, the authorities at the Milan airport detected illegal drugs in her luggage. She was handed over to police for investigation. The flight left for Paris according to the schedule. “We are awaiting the report about the ... Read More »

Customs staff threatened for foiling smuggling bid of rare turtles

KARACHI: The Airport Cell of the Karachi Customs is facing threats after it foiled a smuggling bid of rare turtles. Sources in the Customs Department told Customs Today that a passenger namely Shahid Cheema was travelling from Karachi to Bangkok on night between September 19 and 20 when X-Ray machine detected suspected bags in his luggage. On search by the ... Read More »

ANF nails three with 5-kg hashish, heroin

PESHAWAR: The Anti-Narcotic Force continued crackdown on drugs peddlers and nabbed three accused with five kgs of chars and heroine in different raids conducted in Peshawar and Mansehra. Spokesman for Anti-Narcotics Force Mr Saeed Ahmad told Customs Today that the force had been striving hard to root out the menace of narcotics and always act swiftly whenever get tip-off. He ... Read More »

ANF seizes 105kg drugs, arrests six peddlers

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) claimed to have recovered 105kg of narcotics and arrested six drug smugglers. The ANF also impounded three vehicles during raids in Faisalabad, Lahore, Mansehra, Peshawar and Gwadar. The seized narcotics included 103kg hashish, 1.2kg opium, 500 grams heroin and 400 grams amphetamine. According to details, the Balochistan ANF seized 93kg of charas from a site ... Read More »

Cross-border smuggling making big hole in exchequer

PESHAWAR: The rampant smuggling of auto parts and Nato forces equipment from Afghanistan into Pakistan has been going on unnoticed, depriving the national exchequer of huge revenue to the tune of billions of rupees. Informed border areas goers and residents of Khyber Agency divulged to Customs Today that auto parts and others goods were being trafficked from Afghanistan through horses ... Read More »

US Customs seizes opium hidden in soap bars

SAN FRANCISCO: US Customs and Border Protection officers at San Francisco International Airport have seized nine pounds of opium hidden in bars of soap. The airmail package from Thailand arrived at the US Postal Service International Service Centre at SFO on September 9 and was sent through a customs monitored x-ray machine. CBP officers and agriculture specialists opened the package ... Read More »

EU-China joint anti-smuggling operation lauded

BEIJING: A major joint customs operation coordinated by the European Anti-Fraud Office (EAFO) and China’s Anti-Smuggling Bureau prevented the loss of more than USD103.7m in customs duties between February and March 2014. Operation “SNAKE” targeted the undervaluation of imported goods. It involved customs authorities in each of the 28 European Union (EU) member states, along with those run by China. ... Read More »

Indian Customs finds 1kg gold bars in plane toilet

MANGALORE: Customs officials at Mangalore airport have busted a gold smuggling racket and seized 1.1667kg of gold worth Rs3.1 million. A press release from Deputy Commissioner of Customs (Airport) Krishna Kumar Prasad stated that the smuggling of gold came to light when Jet Airways Flight No 9W531 landed at Mangalore International Airport from Dubai around 8.45 am. The gold was ... Read More »

ANF seizes drugs worth Rs520m in 11 raids

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) captured 333 kgs of drugs including 300 kgs of Charas, 12 kgs of heroin and 20.4 kgs of opium during 11 raids carried out in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Attock, Lahore, Faisalabad and Mardan. The force also arrested 16 peddlers and seized nine vehicles. Value of the recovered drugs is said to be Rs520 million in ... Read More »

Man held with 1.2kg heroin at Islamabad airport

RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) foiled an attempt to smuggle heroin abroad and arrested a passenger at Benazir Bhutto International Airport here. According to the ANF, a man named Shakil, a resident of Hafizabad, carrying 1.2 kgs of heroin, was about to board a Dubai-bound flight at Benazir Bhutto International Airport. In the meanwhile, he was intercepted and arrested by ... Read More »

ANF destroys Rs8 billion drugs in 9 months

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) destroyed drugs worth Rs8 billion during the current year so far which is highest-ever quantity during the last five years. This was told to Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control which met here under the Chairmanship of Senator Talha Mehmood. The officials of the Ministry of Narcotics Control while briefing the committee members, ... Read More »

Customs foils smuggling bid, seizes cellphones, hard disks

LAHORE: The customs authorities have seized cellphones, hard disks and Black Berry play books worth more than Rs 4 million at Allama Iqbal International Airport here. As per details, the customs officials intercepted a passenger coming from Dubai through Airblue flight at around 8:30pm. Upon search, the officials recovered 222 cellphones, 806 hard disks and 10 Black Berry play books ... Read More »

ANF seizes 47-kg drugs, 120,000 Psychotropic tablets

LAHORE: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) recovered 39 kgs of Charas, 120,000 Psychotropic tablets, six kgs of Opium and 1.3 kgs of heroin in six raids conducted in Islamabad, Mianwali, Lahore, Haripur and Peshawar. The force also arrested 11 persons and seized 1 vehicle during the raids. In Mianwali, the ANF intercepted a car near Hamza Cotton Mills on MM Road ... Read More »

Excise Police seizes heroin worth Rs10m

GHOTKI: The Excise Police seized 12 kgs of heroin from a truck at Sindh-Punjab border in Ubauro. According to Excise and Taxation Officer Hassan Ali Dashti, the truck was coming from Peshawar and it was to deliver the consignment in Karachi. “The packets of narcotics were hidden in the spare tyre,” he said. The official informed that driver Musharraf Ali ... Read More »

ANF captures 186 heroin filled capsules

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered 186 heroin filled capsules from a person here at Benazir International Airport. According to details, ANF Rawalpindi arrested Sajjad Hussain, resident of Sargodha at airport and recovered 186 heroin filled capsules, weighing 1.3 kgs, tactfully concealed in a box containing sweets. He was scheduled to take off for Dubai through Shaheen Airline Flight ... Read More »

Customs seizes smuggled goods from The Mall

LAHORE: The Anti-Smuggling Cell of the Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Lahore has confiscated smuggled goods worth Rs 3 million in a raid on The Mall. Sources told Customs Today that the anti-smuggling unit seized 260 dish receivers, 15 LEDs and mobile accessories on The Mall near GPO in Lahore.   Read More »

ANF seizes 3,556-kg drugs, arrests five smugglers

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) claimed to have arrested five drug peddlers with huge quantity of drugs, including 3,534 kgs of hashish, 19 kgs of heroin and 2.4 kgs of opium in different cities. The raids were carried out in Islamabad, Lahore, Haripur, Sukkur, Qilla Abdullah and Turbat. According to details, in Quetta while acting on a tip-off, the conducted ... Read More »

ANF captures narcotics worth Rs916m, nails six

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) recovered 376.4 kgs of Hashish, 74 kgs of Heroin and 24 kgs of Opium in various raids carried out in Sheikhupura, Peshawar, Gilgit, Karachi and Hub. The force also nabbed six peddlers and seized two vehicles. According to details, the ANF Lahore intercepted a Toyota Corolla XLI (without number) near Sheikhupura Motorway Interchange and recovered ... Read More »

Tuesday Sept 2 – Monday Sept 08, 2014

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