Passenger with 105 mobile phones held at Karachi airport

Published: January 22, 2016
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The passenger returning from Dubai had the mobile phones tied to his body to conceal them. PHOTO: CUSTOMS

The passenger returning from Dubai had the mobile phones tied to his body to conceal them. PHOTO: CUSTOMS

KARACHI: The Pakistan Customs Preventive team recovered more than 100 mobile phones from a passenger returning from Dubai at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on Friday.

Muhammad Ali Shah, arriving from Dubai through flight EK-600, had 105 cellphones tied to his waist, said media officer customs Irfan Ali.

The mobile phones were concealed on the passenger’s body in an apparent bid to smuggle them to Karachi from the United Arab Emirates.

Passenger trying to smuggle US currency held at Karachi airport

In December last year, customs officials arrested a passenger on currency smuggling charges as he was readying to aboard a private airline’s flight with $40,000 to Dubai.

Similarly, on August 6, four people, arriving from Dubai, were arrested at Karachi airport for attempting to smuggle 1.2kg gold.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Haji Atiya
    Jan 22, 2016 - 7:42PM

    The cell phones all rang at once…what a genius !Recommend

  • curious2
    Jan 22, 2016 - 7:49PM

    So how did he get through airport security in Dubai? Don’t they have metal detectors?Recommend

  • Woz ahmed
    Jan 22, 2016 - 9:20PM

    How is this possible ?

    In Dubai there is metal detectors and body frisking as well as X-Ray hand luggage scanning ?

    Or did Dubai authorities think this is normal for flights to Pakistan,to strap phones to yourself, prahaps to avoid overweight baggage fees ?Recommend

  • Shakil Ahmed Khan
    Jan 23, 2016 - 2:05AM

    I am sure these phones are not worth more than 50000 USD that was found on Matahari Ayan Ali.

    You didnt convict her, why this poor man :)Recommend

  • Asad
    Jan 23, 2016 - 4:37AM

    He just wanted to compete with Ayyan Ali… In a weird way…Recommend

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