PESHAWAR: The Customs Air Freight Unit of the Bacha Khan International Airport has foiled an attempt of smuggling of 1kg gold from Dubai into Peshawar on Wednesday in Peshawar.
The accused smuggler had packed the gold in his shoes but Customs staff was smart enough to trace the gold.
Accused Tahir Ali hails from the district Swabi and an FIR was lodged against him. Tahir was travelling from a private airplane to Peshawar.
The sources informed Customs Today that a tip-off was given by Collector Customs Gull Rahman to Assistant Collector Customs Airport Asma Javid of the Bacha Khan International Airport about the possession of 1kg gold with said passenger.
The value of the total seizure is Rs5.5million in the international market.
Speaking to Customs Today, Assistant Collector Airport Asma Javid said no efforts will be spared to deal with the smugglers who not only cause the treasury losses but also bring defamation to the country.
The Assistant Collector added that it was a second seizure of the current month and lauded the duty done by Customs Inspector and other AFU staff.