ISLAMABAD: Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rawalpindi has seized 750 cartons of foreign origin smuggled cigarettes worth Rs.5.46 million.
Sources told Customs Today on tip off a team of Customs I&I comprising Intelligence officer Maqbool ur Rehman, Intelligence Officer Shahid Majeed intercepted a Suzuki Pickup bearing registration no: RIS 2694 near Golra More, G.T. Road Islamabad, but the driver of vehicle ignored the signal and accelerated the speed of the vehicle.
The staff chased the said vehicle and after some distance, the driver parked the said vehicle on road side and fled away from the scene.
Despite hectic efforts the staff could not trace out the said driver, so the vehicle was taken into custody in presence of the witnesses and after detail search team of Customs I&I Rawalpindi found Pine lights King size class A filter cigarettes (Made in Korea) 500 cartons, original international filter cigarettes American Blend 100 cartons and foreign origin filter cigarettes Milano King Edition 150 cartons.
Nobody appeared in the Directorate Customs I&I Rawalpindi office nor produced any legal or Import documents in respect of recovered foreign origin Cigarettes. Hence, the above mentioned foreign origin smuggled cigarettes along with Suzuki Pickup bearing registration no. RIS 2694 has been seized under Section 168 of the Customs Act 1969.