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Customs NIIA seizes Samsung mobiles from passenger

Customs NIIA seizes Samsung mobiles from passenger

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs staff deputed at New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) seized huge quantity of Samsung mobile phones along with accessories from a passenger who arrived from China.

Sources told Customs Today that Collector Seema Raza Bukhari received credible information about smuggling of mobile phones. She directed customs staff to enhance vigilance at arrival lounge. The customs team intercepted a passenger Khalid Khan who arrived from China through Doha via Qatar Airways flight no: QR-632. The customs team asked him to show his luggage for search.

The passenger presented his luggage to the customs staff who checked and found 17 Samsung mobile phones along with different accessories including Samsung S8+, Note 8 and Note mobile phones.

After interception the staff asked the passenger to show any legal documents of seized mobile phones but passenger failed to show any relevant documents.

The customs team seized all 17 mobile phones along with accessories. The total estimated amount of seized mobile phones is Rs2 million. The customs team after registering a case forwarded the same to (I&P) Investigation and Prosecution for further investigation.