39 pricey mobile phones recovered from UK-returned passenger

By: News Desk      Published: 11:12 AM, 9 Oct, 2020
39 pricey mobile phones recovered from UK-returned passenger
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Customs authorities have seized 39 pricey mobile phones from a passenger who landed at Lahore Airport onboard a flight from the UK, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.

A Customs team led by Deputy Collector Customs Airport Saqib Warraich took the timely action and foiled the attempt to smuggle the cell phones into Pakistan and recovered the mobile phones which the traveller taped them on his body.

Briton of Pakistani origin Mirza Irfan landed at Lahore Airport via Qatar Airways flight QR-620. Due to his suspicious movements, the Customs officials stopped him at their counter and during the search, they recovered 39 mobile phones and dozens of hand-frees and chargers from him.

The passenger has taped the mobile phones all over his body. Iphones, Samsung and Motorolla phones were among the recovered ones with the overall value of all the seized items was around 5.5 million rupees.

Customs officials allowed Mirza Irfan to go home after seizing the goods.

Senior Customs officials lauded the performance of Deputy Collector and his team.