KARACHI: The Pakistan Customs has successfully set up a control room at the Jinnah International Airport (JIAP) to curb smuggling as well as money laundering.
According to the details, the Customs authorities have now been able to scan hundred percent luggage as well as passengers scrutiny by using latest technology to prevent any kind of smuggling and money laundering through air routes.
Sources informed Customs Today that the Collectorate of Customs Preventive has installed 22 high tech cameras capable of scanning the luggage of passengers with 100 percent accuracy.
The test run of the control room has already been done whereas now it is completely operational and is being monitored by the specialized Customs Preventive officers and staff round the clock to avoid any kind of smuggling, informed the sources.
Twenty two Close Circuit Cameras have been installed within the limits of the Jinnah International Airport (JIAP) and are giving hundred percent result round the clock and are capable of scanning deep through the luggage and the bags of the passengers at the departure as well as the arrival, added the sources.
The sources claimed that in starting when the strategy was been executed few airlines restricted the customs authorities not to implement such plan as it will create hurdles and enhance the work of scrutiny and the scanning of the passengers.
The sources also informed that the installed twenty two cameras are not only scanning the luggage of the passengers but are also capable give clear face reading of the passenger which gives Customs staff an intimation regarding any kind of trouble.