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Customs I&I impounds illegally imported tyres

Customs I&I impounds illegally imported tyres

LAHORE: An anti-smuggling team of the Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has impounded non-customs paid tyers worth thousands of rupees from a truck which was coming from Rawalpindi.

Official sources told Customs Today that the customs authorities intercepted a vehicle bearing registration no: LES/ 1245 and recovered a huge quantity of non-customs paid tyres from a truck.  The customs sources said that the truck, which also the non-duty paid, was being driven by a resident of Haripur who was identified as Adeel Amjad.

The sources said that the market value of the truck loaded with the tyres was estimated as Rs 0.8 million. The tyres were being delivered in different markets of Lahore.

The customs team operated under the supervision of Deputy Director Ali Waheed Khan which seized the NDP tyres.  The Custom ASO team after impounding the tyres has registered cases and initiated further investigations.

The sources said that customs authorities have intensified anti-smuggling operations on the directions of Director Customs Intelligence Investigations Rubab Sikandar and due to effective strategy adopted by Customs Intelligence there is marginable decrease is being witnessed in the smuggling attempts in the region.