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Customs seizes 12.5kg gold at AIIA from January to December 2017

Customs seizes 12.5kg gold at AIIA from January to December 2017

LAHORE: The customs officials have confiscated about 12.5 kilogram of gold from passengers travelling by different flights during the raids on the Allama Iqbal International Airport during different operations in a year from January 2017 to end of December 2017.

Sources told Customs Today that the officers carried out operations in different flights from different countries during said period. The actions were taken in flights coming or going from Dubai to Lahore, Turkey to Lahore, Jeddah to Lahore and Muscat to Lahore. The customs took actions in Pakistan International Airlines flights (PIA), Turkish Airways flight, Gulf Air and Saudi Air flight.

The value of the recovered gold is more than Rs49million in Pakistani market. The security officers launched an investigation into the matter.

A number of attempts of smuggling of foreign made mobile phones, accessories and other related items have also been foiled by the customs.

Customs Collector Faiz Ahmad Chadar has appreciated the actions taken by the customs staff and assured them of getting rewarded for their performance.