The customs officials at Faisalabad airport have confiscated a significant number of smuggled smartphones, drone cameras, and other accessories valuing millions. Three suspected smugglers were arrested upon their arrival from Sharjah.
The confiscated items include 971 smartphones, 78 iPods, a drone camera, and game hardware, which the suspected smugglers had hidden in their bags and shoppers.
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In another incident at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) apprehended a passenger named Abdul Razzaq, who had returned from the UAE.
The FIA spokesperson revealed that the accused was wanted by Punjab police in connection with criminal cases, including a murder case. The FIA handed over the suspect to the police for further legal action.
Recently, customs officials also thwarted an attempt to smuggle iPhones at Sialkot airport. They seized 30 iPhones worth nearly Rs100 million from a passenger named Adeel, who was an employee of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
PIA employees involvement
The accused flight steward, Adeel, was involved in supplying smuggled smartphones to Karachi and Lahore. Another PIA employee named Ali Ahmed was identified as his accomplice in the smartphone smuggling.
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AC Haseeb Bajwa mentioned that both suspects, Adeel and Ali Ahmed, were PIA employees and part of the smuggling operation.