KARACHI: MCC Hyderabad has foiled a bid to smuggle mobile phones, which were being transported from Quetta to interior Sindh through Jaffar Express train and recovered over 4,000 Nokia mobile phones worth Rs4.239 million.

Information was received through Collector Hyderabad Khalid Hussain Jamali that non-duty paid mobile phones will be transported through the train in passenger luggage.

Deputy Collector Preventive Sukkur Kaleemullah Wagan constituted a team headed by Inspector Asif ali Ghumro to intercept the mobile phones.

The team reached at Railway Station, Sukkur and completed all legal formalities with Railway authorities and Railway Police and recovered non-duty-paid Hungary origin mobile sets.

On inquiry no body turned up to claim the ownership of the said goods. The goods were seized and deposited in the state ware house, Sukkur.