Karachi: 2 arrested as artefacts worth millions seized
KARACHI: Pakistan Customs Intelligence recovered artefacts of worth million of rupees and arrested the two accused allegedly involved in the smuggling of these antiques on Friday. According to Customs officials, they arrested two persons identified as Imran and Asif Jamal when they were going to Bangkok from Karachi via international flight, adding that the suspects were taken into custody after the Customs intercepted them on a tip-off.
The officials said that later the Custom officials recovered artefacts from the plane on the pointation of the suspects, adding that the antiques including historic statues of Buddha’s, crockery, coins, swords and other historical items were concealed in the boxes. The officials further said that the recovered antiques were apparently worth million of rupees and supposedly were stolen from the museum.
They further said that apparently, all the seized items were original but all the antiques were sent to the horticulture department for verification. The officials said that the Customs officials themselves initiated investigation.