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Customs Preventive foils bid to smuggle foreign currency from Lahore airport
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Customs Preventive foils bid to smuggle foreign currency from Lahore airport

LAHORE: A team of Customs Preventive foiled a bid to smuggle foreign currency abroad from Allama Iqbal International Airport and arrested the suspect.

As per details, an alleged WAPDA SDO, Akhtar Mehmood, was travelling to China by flight no 186 and declared that he was carrying $10,000. However, the authorities recovered 15,000, dollars, 2,687 Yuan and 9,530 rupees from him.

The customs authorities registered an FIR against him and arrested him. Meanwhile, the Customs Allama Iqbal Airport has achieved 74.47 percent additional target.

According to the facts and figures, a target of Rs 880 million was assigned as customs duty last month. The Customs has collected Rs 954.47 million which is more than the set target. The target was of Rs 229.3 million in March 2016.