DailyTimes | Bid to smuggle smart phones worth Rs 48m foiled at airport

Bid to smuggle smart phones worth Rs 48m foiled at airport

Bid to smuggle smart phones worth Rs 48m foiled at airport
18-Mar-17
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Karachi: Director I & I (Enforcement) has foiled an attempt to smuggle huge quantity of foreign origin smart phones of assorted brands from Air Freight Unit, Jinnah International Air Port, Karachi.

On a tip-off, two Suzuki vans were identified and intercepted. On search, 1200 pieces of foreign origin mobile phones of assorted brands were recovered from one carton while remaining cartons were found to contain auto/body parts of vehicles.

On preliminary inquiry, the drivers of the van failed to produce any legal document in respect of aforesaid mobile phones. The carton containing mobiles phones was concealed within the cartons of auto parts and was delivered along with them. Detailed examination confirmed recovery of 1200 units of smart phones of assorted brands of foreign origin. The estimated value of recovered/ seized mobile phones comes to Rs. 48 million (approx). 


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