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Customs seizes gold worth Rs15m, arrests smuggler

Customs seizes gold worth Rs15m, arrests smuggler

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Customs has seized non-customs paid gold jewellery worth Rs15 million and arrested a passenger from Benazir Bhutto International Airport.

Sources told Customs Today that after receiving a tip-off, a special team headed by Additional Collector Dr Moinuddin Ahmed Wani maintained a secret vigilance to track the alleged smuggler.

On arrival of flight No PA-213 from Sharjah, the Customs officials intercepted a passenger, Tahir Mehmood son of Muhammad Akram and resident of Sarafa Bazaar Chakwal, when he crossed the Green Channel, where through just Diplomat’s GDs are processed.

The Customs officials, after scanning luggage of the said passenger, recovered 3099.53 grams of gold jewellery. A case has been registered against Tahir Mehmood under section 171 of Customs act 1969.