Bid to smuggle gold ornaments foiled

The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC), Preventive foiled an attempt to smuggle huge quantity of gold ornaments to Dubai at Jinnah International Airport (JIAP). According to details, credible information was received that some unscrupulous elements were planning to smuggle gold ornaments to UAE via air route.

Reacting on this information, the staff of MCC, Preventive mounted stiff vigilance at the international departure at JIAP. Resultantly, three passengers Tufail Junani, Sana Tufail and Farida Bano, who were travelling to Dubai and USA via Emirates airline flight no. EK 607 were intercepted.

During detailed examination of their luggage and personal search, the department has recovered 4.517 kilograms of gold ornaments worth Rs 31.17 million from their possession. The customs officials said that during initial course of investigations, it was revealed that gold in semi-finished form was being used to launder-money/assets. Consequent upon on recovery, case has been registered and all three accused persons were taken into custody. Further investigation was in progress.