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Customs Intelligence confiscates power generators worth over Rs80m

ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Customs, Rawalpindi has confiscated smuggled heavy duty power generators for industrial use in two raids.

The raids were carried out under the leadership of Deputy Director Dr Muhammad Nasir Khan at two warehouses near Tarnol and Sector I-10 in Islamabad. The power generators were estimated to be worth Rs 80 million. Enquiry has been launched against the persons responsible.

The duties/taxes on the same power generators in case of legal import were supposed to be levied at over Rs 15 million.

Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Customs, Rawalpindi received secret information from its sources that heavy duty power generators for industrial use were being brought into two warehouses near Tarnol on which there had not been paid any duties/taxes.

On the directives of Additional Director of the Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Customs, Rawalpindi, Deputy Director Dr Muhammad Nasir launched investigation into the matter. After confirmation of the information, he obtained the search warrants of the warehouses by the local magistrate and with the help of police department raided the warehouses along with his team.

In the said raid, eight power generators worth Rs 35-40 million were impounded. The power generators ranged from 250 to 365 megawatts. On approach of the customs intelligence team, the staff at the warehouses fled. Therefore, no arrest could be made.

In the second incident, the customs intelligence team raided industrial area in Sector I-10 of the federal capital and seized power generators worth Rs 40 million.

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