FAISALABAD: The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Faisalabad has seized foreign origin smuggling tyres of different brands and sizes worth Rs01.1million involving duty and taxes to the tune of Rs720000 during a successful raid. A mini Mazda truck valued at Rs500000 was also taken into possession.
Customs Intelligence Director Rana Irfan Shouqat received a tip-off regarding the smuggling of tyres. He formed a team, comprising Superintendent Muhammad Tahir, Intelligence Officers Muhammad Nasrullah, Mansoor Nasir, Mohsin Raza Shah, Sepoys Muzamil Hussain, Zeshan Farooq, Shouqat Hayat, Muhammad Rafique and Abuzar Siddique, to foil the smuggling.
The intelligence team conducted a raid near Shahkot Toll Plaza, Sheikhupura Road, Faisalabad and intercepted a Mazda mini truck bearing registration No: STF-4061 and recovered 30 China made tyres. The team asked the driver namely as Zafar Masoom son of Masoom Ahmed to produce the documents regarding the legal import of the items. But he remained failed to do the same. The intelligence staff confiscated the tyres and registered a case against the accused smuggler.