LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport foiled an attempt to smuggle non duty paid eye-lenses. The market value of seized eye-lenses in international market is Rs6 million.
Sources told Customs Today that Collector Customs Preventive Faiz Ahmad received credible information that 3000 non duty paid eye lenses were being smuggled through Allama Iqbal International Airport. He directed customs team to enhance vigilance and keep a hawk eye on arriving and departing passengers.
Sources told that one lady passenger who was later identified as Uzma Zia arrived through Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-758. Customs team intercepted the above said lady and during checking of his personal luggage recovered 3000 foreign origin eye lenses. Customs team asked the lady to produce any legal documents regarding possession of the costly eye lenses but she remained failed to provide any relevant legal documents.
It is necessary to mention the same female passenger was earlier arrested while smuggling huge quantity of non-duty paid cosmetics. Customs Preventive team after registering a case against the accused lady started further investigations.