LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has seized non-customs paid items worth Rs 10 million from various places in and around the city. The items were loaded on four Mazda trucks.
Official sources told Customs Today that a customs team intercepted a truck near Shera Kot bearing registration no: LES/ 2901 and recovered non-customs paid items worth millions of rupees.
Sources said that the truck was owned by M/s Lucky Star Goods Transport Company and these goods were loaded from their godowns. In another incident, the customs authorities intercepted a Mazda truck bearing registration no: LXE 2811 of M/s Al Saad Goods Forwarding Company near Band Road and seized goods worth million of rupees.
In the same way, the customs authorities impounded a Mazda truck from the possession of New Khan Goods Transport near Mcleod Road and another Mazda of M/s Swat Goods Forwarding Company was seized by the authorities near Circular Road.
It was stated that these Mazda trucks were loaded with mobile accessories, LEDs, motor cycle parts, dry machine, refrigerator pipes and Pizza makers worth millions of rupees.
The non-customs paid items were to be supplied in the city markets including Hall Road, Lahore Hotel and other markets located in the different parts of the city. The sources said that the crackdown against non duty paid goods was initiated on the directions of Director Customs Intelligence and Investigations Rubab Sikandar.
The customs authorities after registering a case against the accused parties have initiated further investigations.
It is pertinent to mention here that Customs anti smuggling squads already enhanced their checking on main entry and exit points of the city to curb smuggling attempts.