FAISALABAD: A customs team deputed at the Faisalabad International Airport confiscated 10 bottles of liquor from a passenger travelling from Qatar to Faisalabad.
Sources told Customs Today that the item was seized during the checking of passengers travelling by Qatar international flight No: QTR-624.
The customs authorities took action under the supervision of Collector Mirza Mubashir Baig. Two bags carried by a passenger named Hussain Akhtar, a resident of Saeed Colony Faisalabad, was canned out which indicated some suspicion. He was asked to show any contraband item, if he had, in the bag but he did not do so.
So the customs staff thoroughly searched the bag and found 10 bottles of liquor including two bottles of Black Label, four of Chivas Regal, one of famous Grous, two of Why and Mckay and one bottle of Red Label. About 11 costly mobile phones were also seized by the airport customs officials.
It is a common practice that passengers, coming from other countries, carry bottles of alcohol, liquor and mobiles with them but mostly they leave them on the premises of the airport to avoid arrest.