LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&) foiled an attempt to smuggle huge quantity of non-customs paid tyres near Shaukat Khanum Hospital on Thursday.
Sources told Customs Today, that during routine patrolling, Customs I&I team intercepted two Suzuki Pick-Ups and recovered huge quantity of non-customs paid tyres. During initial investigations drivers of both vehicles failed to provide any legal documents regarding import and transportation of tyres. Upon their failure customs I&I team seized the tyres and vehicles. They told that they were going to deliver these tyres to Nila Gumbad. The market value of seized tyres is Rs6,00,000.
Sources told that during another operation Customs Intelligence and Investigation team impounded a Honda Civic car. The vehicle was being driven by Mrs. Tariq Malik who is an advocate of Lahore High Court. Upon asking she failed to provide legal documents of the vehicle. The market value of impounded vehicle is Rs1.5 million. Customs Intelligence and Investigation team after registering separate cases of smuggling started further investigations.