The smugglers were apprehended in the act while attempting to board Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft PK 182 from Sharjah with more than 200 iPhones and other accessories.
At the Islamabad International Airport, customs authorities detained two smugglers and seized over 200 iPhones and other accessories. The smugglers were apprehended in the act when they boarded Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft PK 182 from Sharjah with these commodities.
While customs agents were inspecting traveller bags in the arrivals area, they discovered the traffickers. When the smugglers Muhammad Fayyaz Siddique and Imran Tahir’s luggage was searched, the things were discovered to be inside.
Additional examination into the matter reveals that by allowing the two to pass through the customs area, agents from the ANF or Customs may have assisted the smuggling operation.
At Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, customs officers discovered and apprehended a similar smuggling case. Around Rs 22 million worth of iPhones were being transported by the smuggler Muhammad Arshad Khan, including some of the newest models including the iPhone 14 Pro Max, one iPhone 14, one iPhone 14 Plus, and five iPhone 14 Pros.
Muhammad Arshad Khan brought a total of 52 iPhones when he boarded flight EK-602 from the US to Dubai and then to Karachi.
Smugglers at the airports in Karachi and Islamabad would have avoided paying millions of dollars in taxes if they had snuck the phones through.