Passenger with 105 mobile phones held at Karachi airport

Muhammad Ali Shah concealed the cellphones on his body while returning from Dubai

Faraz Khan January 22, 2016
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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Asad | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend He just wanted to compete with Ayyan Ali... In a weird way...
Shakil Ahmed Khan | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend 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 :)
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