LAHORE: The Customs team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport have confiscated six bottles of alcohol from passengers travelling via different flights during different operations.
Sources told Customs Today that these flights were coming from Dubai to Lahore, Turkey to Lahore, Jeddah to Lahore and Muscat to Lahore. The customs authorities took action in Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights, Turkish airways flight, Gulf Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines.
During operations in these flights, customs staff recovered six bottles of alcohol. Customs allowed all passengers to go after confiscation of alcohol bottles from their possession.
Customs has also confiscated 2 LED of 32 and 46 inches from two passengers. 11 cell phones, and mobile accessories were also recovered from Lahore airport.
The security officers have launched an investigation into the matter. Customs has started strict checking of the luggage of the passengers specially coming from European countries. Smuggling attempts are being foiled by the customs authorities. Number of attempts of smuggling of mobile accessories and other relevant items has foiled by the customs. Eleven costly mobile phones were also seized by the airport customs officials on Thursday and Friday.
It is common practice that passengers coming from European countries carries bottles of alcohol with them but many times they left that in premises of airport to avoid from being arrest.