ISLAMABAD: Customs staff deputed at New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) arrested two passengers carrying 33 kilograms of smuggled silver granules.
Additional Collector Nisar Ahmad Phulwal informed Customs Today that Collector Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhry received credible information about some smuggling attempts at New Islamabad International Airport.
The collector directed the additional collector to enhance vigilance at the airport on arrival and departure lounges. The customs team intercepted two persons Samiullah and Akmal Khan both residents of Quetta who were coming from Dubai through PIA flight no: PK-212.
During physical checking of these passengers, customs team recovered 33 kilograms of silver granule which were tactfully concealed around their bodies worth Rs2 million.
Additional Collector Nisar said that FIR has been lodged against the accused according to Customs Act 1969, while case has been forwarded to the Investigation and Prosecution (I&P) department for further investigation.
Additional Collector Nisar said that that Collector Zulfiqar made an appreciation phone call to him and asked to maintain further vigilance and search of suspicious passengers.