LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport foiled an attempt to smuggle heroin during two different operations.
Sources told Customs Today, that Collector Customs Preventive Faiz Ahmad received credible information about some smuggling attempts. He immediately directed anti-smuggling squads deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport to enhance vigilance on Arrival Lounge and Departure Lounge of the airport.
Sources told that during checking of Qatar Airways flight no: 629 customs team intercepted African lady Happo Locho who was set to depart for Doha and recovered huge quantity of heroin worth millions of rupees. While during another operation customs team during checking of passengers who were travelling through Shaheen Air flight 703 intercepted a husband and wife who were later identified as Shaukat Abbas and Kalsoon Shaukat recovered two kilograms of heroin. The couple was travelling to perform Umrah. Customs team arrested both persons and after registering a case started further investigations.
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.