FAISALABAD: Customs officials deputed at Faisalabad International Airport confiscated three wine bottles from passengers travelling via different flights on Monday.
Sources told Customs Today that the officers carried out operations in different flights coming from Dubai to Faisalabad, Turkey to Faisalabad, Jeddah to Faisalabad, and Muscat to Faisalabad. Customs inspector Muhammad Ramzan Saeed Chohan and Qadeer Masih intercepted a passenger Adil Sardar who arrived at Faisalabad from Dubai via Flydubai Flight No FZ-323.
The customs team asked the passenger to open the bag in the presence of two witnesses which led to the recovery of three bottles of foreign origin liquor brand blended Scotch Whisky. Customs allowed all the passengers to go after the seizure of alcohol bottles from their possession.
The authorities seized the liquor bottles under the contravention Section 2(S) read with SRO 566(1)/2005 Section 15 and 16 of the Customs Act 1969 and submitted a report to the Customs Adjudication.
The Customs officers launched an investigation into the matter. It is a common practice that passengers coming from foreign countries carry bottles of alcohol with them but they leave them on the premises of the airport to avoid arrests.