LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) team recovered huge quantity of non-duty paid tyres from a godown located at Beco Road.
Sources told Customs Today that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rubab Sikandar received credible information that huge quantity of foreign origin tyres are dumped in a godown. She directed Additional Director Mehreen Naseem to take measures in this regard.
Additional Collector constituted a team under the supervision of Deputy Director Usman Tariq which also includes Superintendent Saifullah Hinjra, Intelligence Officer Hamid Babar, Agha Sultan Haider, Nadeem Ahsan, Tipu Sultan, Malik Sohail, Naseer Ahmed and Fida Hussain.
The team raided the godown and recovered huge quantity of Iranian, Chinese and Turkish brand heavy duty tyres for use of Land Cruisers, trailers and other heavy vehicles. Sources told that these tyres were smuggled through Afghanistan to Lahore. The estimated amount of recovered tyres is Rs5 million.
Sources told that Customs I&I team after registering a case against the owner of the godown started further investigations.