The authorities at the Islamabad International Airport have foiled an attempt to smuggle a huge quantity of the face masks out of the country.
According to the concerned officials, the airport authorities have seized as many as 10 bags full of masks from the possession of three passengers.
One of the three passengers, named Asif Mahmood was to board a Bangkok-bound flight, while the rest, Tauqeer Ahmed and Mushtaq Ahmed were to fly to Doha, Qatar.
As per the details, the bags full of face masks were taken into the custody by the customs officials and investigation into the matter and against the three passengers has been started.
It is worth mentioning here that this is a second face mask smuggling bid in less than 24 hours.
A day earlier, the Airport Security Force (ASF) at the Islamabad International Airport had foiled an attempt to smuggle a huge quantity of surgical masks out from the country. As per the details, the authorities have recovered face masks hidden inside the luggage of a passenger at the Islamabad International Airport.