LAHORE : The Collectorate of Customs Preventive has foiled a bid to smuggle gold worth Rs 40 million at Allama Iqbal International Airport.
As per details, the customs authorities searched a passenger who was coming from Manchester to Lahore. The sources said that the customs authorities searched the passenger identified as Imran and recovered two kilograms of gold from him. The customs authorities arrested the suspect after impounding the gold worth Rs 40 million.
It was said that searched operation was carried out under the supervision of deputy collector Customs Preventive. The customs authorities told that an FIR has been lodged and the arrested accused will be produced before the court on Monday (today).
It is necessary to mention here that Customs Preventive teams which are performing their responsibilities at airport enhanced their monitoring process to foil any attempt of smuggling. Sources told due to strict measures adopted by Customs Preventive there is marginable decrease is being witnessed in smuggling attempts.