PESHAWAR: Customs authorities arrested on Tuesday a passenger for allegedly trying to smuggle gold and foreign currency out of the country at Peshawar’s Bacha Khan airport.
The passenger, dodging security checks and screening at the airport, boarded a foreign airline’s Dubai-bound plane.
On getting information, customs and airport officials reached the plane and took him into custody.
Gold biscuits weighing 1.5 kilogrammes and over 13,000 euros were seized from his possession, the officials said, adding he has been arrested with an investigation launched against him
On Monday, at least four alleged drug mules have been detained and handed over to anti-narcotics force as the Airport Security Force (ASF) foiled an attempt to smuggle 15 kilograms of methamphetamine (also known in the street as ice or meth) via a flight to Bahrain.