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Customs arrests passenger at JIAP, recovers 116 smuggled mobile phones

Customs arrests passenger at JIAP, recovers 116 smuggled mobile phones

KARACHI: A team Customs Preventive has foiled a bid to smuggle cellular phones worth millions of rupees at the arrival lounge of the Jinnah International Airport (JIAP).

According to the details, Collector Customs Preventive Dr. Iftikhar received information regarding the smuggling of several expensive cellular phones worth millions of rupees through a passenger coming from foreign country.

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 of the Jinnah International Airport round the clock to keep an eagle eye on the smugglers.

As per Deputy Collector Customs Preventive Jinnah International Airport (JIAP) Wasim Malik on suspicion the team of Customs Preventive deputed at the arrival of JIAP intercepted a passenger who reached Karachi through Qatar Airways flight No QR-604 from Korea. The customs officer asked the passenger for their travel documents as well as to get the luggage checked.

Deputy Collector Customs Preventive JIAP also informed that during the search of passenger the officer of the Custom Preventive found one hundred and sixteen expensive cellular phones of different brands including Samsung and LG concealed in the traveler bag which worth 13 lac rupees in the market.

The officers of the Custom Preventive has taken the smuggled goods in the custody and case has been filed against the apprehended culprit named Khurrum Ali Raza whereas further investigation in underway against the heinous crime added, Deputy Collector Customs Preventive Jinnah International Airport (JIAP).

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 heinous crimes.