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Customs confiscates 500 bottles of alcohol during Eid holidays

Customs confiscates 500 bottles of alcohol during Eid holidays

LAHORE: The Customs team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport confiscated as many as 500 alcohol bottles and large number of mobile phones from passengers travelling via different flights during four days of Eid holidays at Allama Iqbal International Airport.

Sources told Customs Today that the customs team conducted operations in different flights coming from different countries.

Most of the passengers were travelling to Lahore from America, Australia, England and other European countries. Operations were conducted in flights coming from London to Lahore, Turkey to Lahore, New York to Lahore and Sydney to Lahore. Customs took action in Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Turkish Airways and Gulf Air flights.

During actions in these flights, customs staff recovered 500 bottles of alcohol. Mobile phones were also confiscated from different passengers while Customs allowed all passengers to go after confiscation of alcohol bottles from their possession.

It is necessary to mention here that Customs has started strict checking of the luggage of the passengers specially coming from European countries. Smuggling attempts are being foiled by the customs authorities. Several attempts of smuggling of foreign currency and mobile phones accessories and other relevant items have also foiled by the customs teams.