Karachi: 12 pistols, 180 bullets seized at airport
KARACHI: Twelve pistols and 180 rounds were seized from two Kathmandu-bound Pakistani passengers by customs officials at the airport here on Friday.
A handout issued by the customs drug enforcement cell said its staff intercepted two passengers, Muhammad Ashraf Adil and Sohail Feroz, in the international departure hall of the Jinnah International Airport when they arrived there to board a PIA flight (PK-268) for the Nepalese capital.
Both passengers were carrying six large toothed mechanical gears which the customs staff had to cut open with great difficulty. The exercise revealed 12 pistols and 180 live rounds concealed in the cavities of the gears, the press release said.
The hollow gears were stuffed with pinkish sand to hide the arms. Following the seizure of the prohibited arms and ammunition, both suspects were arrested and cases registered against them under the Customs Act, 1969.