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Peshawar Customs foils bid to smuggle 883 non-customs paid mobiles

Peshawar Customs foils bid to smuggle 883 non-customs paid mobiles

PESHAWAR: Custom officials and local police foiled major bid of non-customs paid mobile smuggling to Peshawar via Khyber agency and seized 883 mobiles in Sirband area on Wednesday.

SHO Sirband, while addressing press conference, told media persons that they received tipoff from the higher authorities regarding the smuggling of non-customs paid mobile Khyber Agency and Sirband area to Peshawar.

He said that acting upon the information police flag-down a suspected vehicle and after searching various cavities of the car, police recovered 883 mobiles phone having same IMEI numbers.

He said that these mobile phones would be handed over to customs department for further action. The accuse Shaukat has confessed that he smuggled these mobile via Afghan border which was aimed to evade customs duty.

The porous Afghan border is frequently being used for smuggling activities however after border management this trend has been discouraged to great extent via Torkham border. Some other intricate routs are being used for smuggling of mobiles and auto-parts.