Karachi Airport Seized Smuggled iPhones Worth Millions:
The Model Customs Collectorate of the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi has effectively thwarted an attempt to smuggle iPhones worth Rs10 million. Acting on received intelligence regarding a smuggling operation involving the transportation of mobile phones and electronic devices from Sharjah to Karachi, customs authorities at the airport enhanced their screening procedures. As a result, two individuals named Moiz Ali and Kashif Butt apprehended in the International Departure area. A thorough inspection led customs officials to discover over 50 iPhones and various other electronic devices concealed in a shopping bag.
The total value of the seized goods amounted to Rs10 million, prompting the filing of an FIR (First Information Report) against the unidentified culprits under the Customs Act. This incident follows a similar occurrence last month at the Islamabad International Airport, where Pakistan Customs officials successfully foiled a smuggling attempt involving the illegal transportation of valuable cell phones worth millions of rupees.
The vigilant efforts of the Model Customs Collectorate at Jinnah International Airport Karachi, along with the Pakistan Customs officials in Islamabad, underscore their determination to combat smuggling activities and prevent the illegal trade of goods. These operations play a vital role in safeguarding the country’s economy and protecting the interests of legitimate businesses.
Authorities persistently work diligently to identify and apprehend individuals involved in smuggling operations, sending a strong message that such illicit activities will not be tolerate. These successful interceptions serve as a reminder that robust security measures are in place at airports to ensure the safety and integrity of trade and travel.
Pakistan Customs remains committed to upholding the law and enforcing the country’s customs regulations. Their continuous efforts to combat smuggling contribute to preserving the economy, protecting consumers, and promoting fair trade practices within the nation.