ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation team seized three trucks full of smuggled Afghani fresh apples worth Rs11.5 million.
Director Dr. Arslan Subuctageen while talking with Customs Today said that after receiving this information of smuggling attempt on 19.10.2018, he constituted a team under the supervision of Deputy Director Customs I&I Wajid Ali.
He said that customs I&I team established a check post and started checking of suspicious vehicles. He said that I&I team intercepted a truck bearing registration no: TKU-237 and C-9606. The I&I team asked the drivers of the vehicles to produce legal documents regarding possession and import of apples but they failed to provide any relevant documents. The customs team brought these three trucks in the premises of the Directorate of I&I where the team recovered 32180 kilogram of Afghani fresh apples which has been seized along with the vehicles the value of two seized apple loaded trucks was estimated Rs.6.4 million.
Director Arslan said that during another operation, Field Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Kohat team impounded another truck full of Afghan origin apples worth Rs5 million.
He said that the total value of seized trucks of apples is about Rs11.5 million, he added that Customs I&I after registering a case of smuggling started further investigations.