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Strict surveillance of Customs Preventive lowers smuggling at JIAP

Strict surveillance of Customs Preventive lowers smuggling at JIAP

KARACHI: The Collectorate of Customs Preventive has shown tremendous performance by foiling several attempts of smuggling during the last four month.

According to sources, the Pakistan Customs Preventive foiled several attempts of smuggling of gold, drugs and foreign currency at the arrival and departure lounges of Jinnah International Airport (JIAP)

As per the data shared by sources, the Custom Preventive seized over 1,000 tola gold worth more than Rs 50 million during the last six months at the airport. Not only gold but the Customs Preventive staff also foiled attempts to smuggle five kilogram silver, expensive cellular phones, drugs as well as other contraband items.

The major activities of the smugglers were reported during the last four month when the mafia tried to used older passengers as a trick for smuggling their contraband items through their luggage and used female passengers to become a part of smuggling of gold as well as foreign currency by sticking it to their bodies, said the sources.

The sources informed that it is the Customs Preventive staff has apprehended several culprits involved in the crime of smuggling by their abilities and capturing the human errors created by the smugglers which differentiates the customs staff from other security forces deputed at the airport.