Cellphones worth millions of rupees seized

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Staff Reporter

The Customs officials deployed at Allama Iqbal International Airport arrested three persons who were smuggling cellular phones and liquor worth millions of rupees.

According to a Customs spokesman, the officials deployed at the International Departure were busy checking passengers coming from a foreign origin.

During the process, the staff received credible information of a bid to smuggle cellphones.

They intensified the screening process, during which they detained three passengers identified as Rafaqat Hussain, Muhammad Ibrar Iqbal and Abubakar Manzoor.

The spokesman added that when the officials checked their luggage they found more than 40 mobile phones including iPhone-XS, X-max, Samsung cellphones worth about Rs3.5 million approximately.

The three suspects were arrested and booked in an FIR.
In a similar action, Custom officials on Friday foiled a smuggling bid worth around Rs8 million from Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore and nabbed a passenger travelling from the United States.

 

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