LAHORE: The Customs officials have confiscated about 11 alcohol bottles from passengers travelling by different flights during a raid on the Allama Iqbal International Airport during Monday to Saturday.
Sources told Customs Today that officers carried out operations in different flights from different countries. The flights were coming from Dubai to Lahore, Turkey to Lahore, Jeddah to Lahore and Muscat to Lahore. The Customs took action in Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights, Turkish Airways flight, Gulf Air and Saudi Air flight.
During actions in these flights, customs staff recovered 11 bottles of alcohol. However Customs allowed all the passengers to go after the confiscation of alcohol bottles from their possession.
The Customs has also seized two LEDs of 32 and 46 inches from two passengers. Dozens of cell phones, wireless sets and mobile accessories were also recovered from the Lahore Airport.
The security officers have launched an investigation into the matter. The Customs has started strict checking of the luggage of the passengers, especially those coming from European countries. Smuggling attempts are being aborted by the customs authorities. A number of attempts of smuggling of mobile accessories and other relevant items have been frustrated by the customs during these days.
Strict vigilance of luggage of the Haj passengers also continues to avoid any incident in the Haj operations.
This is a common practice that passengers, coming from European countries, carry bottles of alcohol with them but many times they leave them on the premises of the airport to avoid arrest.