Customs thwart bid to smuggle 230 tolas gold at Peshawar airport


PESHAWAR: Pakistan Customs thwarted a bid to smuggle 230 tolas of gold on Friday at Bacha Khan International Airport, Peshawar.

Peshawar Customs Public Relations Officer Naeem Bukhari said that the officials seized 230 tolas gold and 10 grams of jewellery from six passengers who were attempting to smuggle the haul from Dubai into Pakistan via flight EK-636.

The official informed that the seized gold had been hidden skillfully inside the luggage, and is estimated to be worth Rs10.23 million.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered under Customs Act 1969 and an investigation against the incident is ongoing, he added.