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Customs seizes alcohol, mobile phones, accessories from Allama Iqbal Airport

Customs seizes alcohol, mobile phones, accessories from Allama Iqbal Airport

LAHORE: The Customs officials have confiscated as many as 13 alcohol bottles and a number of mobile phones from passengers travelling via different flights during raid at Allama Iqbal International Airport.

Sources told Customs Today that the customs team conducted these operations on different flights from different countries. Flights included from Dubai to Lahore, Turkey to Lahore, Jeddah to Lahore and Muscat to Lahore. Customs took action in Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights, Turkish Airways, and Gulf Air.

During actions in these flights customs staff recovered 13 bottles of alcohol, mobile phones and accessories while Customs allowed all passengers to go after confiscation of alcohol bottles from their possession. Customs has also confiscated 1 LED of 32 and 1 LED of 43 inches from a passenger.

Customs has started strict checking of the luggage of the passengers specially coming from European countries. Number of attempts of smuggling of foreign currency and mobile phones accessories and other relevant items has also foiled by the customs. Dozens of mobile phones were also seized by the airport customs officials during last two months.