Customs officials foil gold smuggling bid


ISLAMABAD: The customs department on Sunday foiled a bid to smuggle gold and recovered four gold biscuits worth millions of rupees from a passenger at Islamabad International Airport.

The gold was seized from the luggage of a passenger, identified as Muhammad Salman, according to customs officials. They seized the gold biscuits but allowed the passenger to board a Dubai-bound flight.

Earlier, in June this year, the Airport Security Force (ASF) team deployed at Jinnah International Airport Karachi had thwarted attempt to smuggle 1.12kg of gold jewellery.

The gold was recovered from the baggage of two women during a security check on her departure to Dubai by Emirates Airlines flight EK-609.

Later the two accused were handed over to the Customs staff for legal proceedings.