Inspectors of the Air Cargo and Private Airports Customs thwarted an attempt to smuggle cigarette and tobacco in a shipment of paints.
The shipment was inspected following the suspicion of the customs inspector. The officials found 712kgs of the banned substance, in addition to 17,500 cigarette packs hidden secretly inside the shipment.
The items were hidden with the aim of evading customs duties and taxes, added the department in its social media post.
The department has been issuing continuous warning against carrying illegal substances into the country.