iPhones, other smuggled goods seized

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Customs Collectorate personnel have foiled a smuggling bid by seizing electronic items, including iPhones, worth Rs4.6 million, at the Karachi airport.

Syed Irfan Ali, a spokesman for the customs, said on Wednesday the customs staff posted in the International Arrival Lounge of Jinnah International Airport stopped a passenger, Tahir Shabbir, and his mother, who had arrived in Karachi from Dubai on Emirates Airline flight EK600.

Answering questions, Shabbir denied there were dutiable items in his baggage. However, being dissatisfied with the reply, the staff scammed his suitcases and found electronic devices in them. The suitcases were transferred to the customs examination counter.