KARACHI: The Customs Collectorate Gwadar seized a large number of non-duty-paid tyres and other items worth Rs7.50million on Thursday.
Sources told reporter that Deputy Collector Gwadar received a tip-off that some smugglers are trying to smuggle tyres and other goods from Gwadar into Sadiqabad.
He constituted a raiding team of the Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) under the supervision of Customs Preventive Inspector Sarfaraz Tanoli and others. The team, during a search operation on Jeevani Road, intercepted a truck bearing registration No: GMZ-7462.
During the search operation, the team impounded different types of tyres and other items valued at Rs7.50million.
The team took into possession all the smuggling tyres and arrested two smugglers. Source said investigation is going on from the held persons. After the investigation, an FIR will be lodged against smugglers.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Customs Collectorate Gwadar has impounded non-duty-paid smuggled items during 18 days of April worth nearly Rs16million.