Man caught smuggling Rs1.9m worth of smartphones at Karachi airport

Passenger was travelling from Sharjah via the Air Arabia flight, number GN-547

Our Correspondent February 23, 2017
A view of the contraband caught by custom officials at the Karachi airport. PHOTO: CUSTOMS

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs nabbed on Thursday a passenger at the Quaid-e-Azam International Airport in Karachi as he was travelling with Rs1.9 million worth of contraband in the form of smartphones.

According to a Pakistan Customs spokesperson, the staff posted at the arrival area made the catch. The smartphones included brands, such as Samsung, Apple and LG.

The passenger has been identified as Mujahid, who arrived from Sharjah via the Air Arabia flight, number GN-547.

The accused has been taken into custody and his physical remand has been obtained from the court.

Passengers with 1,645 mobile phones held at Rawalpindi airport

In July 2o16, Customs officials recovered 1,645 mobile phones of various brands as well as 10,700 memory cards from four passengers returning from Dubai at Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Rawalpindi.

The total worth of the recovered items was Rs20 million, according to information provided by the customs collector.


Bilal | 7 years ago | Reply Dear editors, Have you not heard of the phrase innocent until proven guilty? The gentleman caught has not been convicted, and therefore it is highly disdainful that you have mentioned his name.
Pakistan Zindabad | 7 years ago | Reply Pour soul caught. He didn't have fulfilled the demand of custom officials.
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