HYDERABAD: Collectorate of Customs enhanced checking on the main routes of the city and foiled an attempt of smuggling of black tea.
Sources told Customs Today that Collector Khalid Hussain Jamali received a tip-off that some smugglers are trying to smuggle huge quantity of black tea made in Kenya. He immediately constituted a Customs team comprising in-charge ASO Syed Momin Hussain Shah and others who took part in the operation.
The customs team established some check-post at the main entry and exit points of the bypass Hyderabad. During the checking of the vehicles, customs team intercepted a truck registration no:k -7079 near Bypass Hyderabad. The truck was heading from Karachi to Omar Kot.
During search the team recovered foreign origin non-duty-paid 80 sacks of black tea weighing 4000 kilograms. The team asked the driver to produce documents of the legal import and possession of the item black tea but he failed to do so.
The officials impounded the items under the customs bylaws punishable under the Customs Act 1969.
Collector Khalid Hussain Jamali and Additional Collector Dr Aamer Nawaz Hamid appreciated the performance of their subordinates.