LAHORE: In order to curtail the rising smuggling activities through Allama Iqbal International Airport the Customs Preventive authorities deputed at the airport have started training course for the officials.
Sources told Customs Today that in order to reduce the smuggling through the airport it has been decided to train the staff to effectively control the menace of smuggling.
Sources told that initially Airport Security Force (ASF) personnel is given assigned the task to attend the course.
The staff dealing with the passengers coming and departing from the airport will be trained how to use scanning machines to detect anything illegal from the passengers.
The sources said that staff would be trained especially on discovering weapon, drugs and other forbidden articles from the airport.
A top official on the condition not to be named said that the training would come handy in controlling smuggling and after through completion of the training other staff including customs would also be trained.