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Customs foils bid to smuggle watches

Customs foils bid to smuggle watches

RAWALPINDI: Customs officials have foiled bid to smuggle watches at Benazir Bhutto Islamabad International Airport and recovered a total of 2,300 precious wrest watches being sent to Bangkok.

An official of Customs Department said that the watches were packed in a box, which was being smuggled through a private airline TG-349 in connivance with Customs and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials.

He said 15 watches have a real value of Rs1 million. “Experts have been called to ascertain real value of the rest of watches,” the official said. He said investigation was underway to ascertain how many officials were involved in the smuggling.