RAWALPINDI: Customs officials foiled watch smuggling bid at Benazir Bhutto Islamabad International Airport (BBIIAAP) on Monday and recovered a total of 2,300 precious wrest watches being smuggled to Bangkok.

An official of Customs Department, requesting anonymity, said that the watches were packed in a box, which was being smuggled through a private airline TG-349 in connivance with Customs and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials. "Two officials Superintendent Javed and Pervez would be interrogated," he said.

He said 15 watches have a real value of Rs1 million.  "Experts have been called to ascertain real value of the rest of watches," the official said. He said investigation was underway to ascertain how many officials were involved in the smuggling.–Staff Reporter