PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Air Flight Unit (AFU) team deputed at Bacha Khan International Airport thwarted attempt to smuggle 5 kilogram gold from Dubai through Emirates Airline.
Official sources informed Customs Today that a passenger Asad Mansoor was arrived from Dubai through Emirates Airline. Gold was detected at the scanner. Initially he said it is 50 tola but eventually it turned out to be 5 kilograms.
Customs Inspector Fazal Bacha told that the same accused was apprehended in the past too. Customs team arrested the Asad Mansor and registered FIR against him for smuggling illegal gold in larger quantity than defined in customs rules for entry into Pakistan.
Customs acts have specified the limits up to which gold could be brought in legal way but for extra earnings the smugglers tend to hide them in baggage.
Assistant Collector Airport Mohammed Ali Arif appreciated the performance of Inspector Fazal Bacha to curb smuggling.
The Collector Customs Preventive Asif Saeed Khan also lauded the work done by AFU Peshawar Airport where effort was foiled to smuggle Gold in such exceeded quantity with any tax been paid.