LAHORE: A team of Collectorate of Customs Preventive foiled an attempt to smuggle heroin from Allama Iqbal International Airport.
Sources told Customs Today, Collector Customs Preventive Faiz Ahmad received information about some smuggling attempts. He immediately directed anti-smuggling squads to enhance vigilance on Arrival Lounge and Departure Lounge of the airport.
Sources said that during checking of international flight, the customs team intercepted a person Muhammad Saleem who was set to depart for South Africa. During checking of the passenger, the customs team recovered three kilogram heroin from him that was being attempted to smuggle to Cape Town South Africa.
The Customs sources said that worth of the smuggled heroin is more than Rs 30 million in international market. The Customs team arrested the accused and started further investigations after registering a case against him.
It is also necessary to mention here that Collector Customs Preventive Faiz Ahmad directed all anti- smuggling staff deputed and field formations and airport to enhance vigilance and adopt zero tolerance policy towards smuggling.
He directed anti-smuggling squads to use all available resources to curb smuggling attempts in the region. Sources told that due to comprehensive strategy adopted by Customs Preventive there is marginable decrease is being witnessed in smuggling attempts. Sources told that due to effective policy there is marginable decrease is being witnessed in smuggling attempts.