ISLAMABAD: The customs authorities on Sunday foiled a bid to smuggle gold out of the country and recovered four gold biscuits from a passenger at Islamabad International Airport.
The gold worth millions of rupees was seized from the luggage of the flyer, identified as Muhammad Salman, according to customs officials.
They seized the gold biscuits but allowed the passenger to board a Dubai-bound flight.
Earlier, in June this year, the Airport Security Force (ASF) team deputed at Jinnah International Airport Karachi had thwarted attempt to smuggle 1.12kg of gold jewellery.
The gold was recovered from the baggage of two women during a security check on her departure to Dubai by Emirates Airlines flight EK-609.
Later the two accused were handed over to the Customs staff for legal proceedings.