ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Customs, Rawalpindi has seized non-duty paid tea, LED TVs, tyres, tubes and foreign cloth from a bus.
The bus was coming from Peshawar and the goods confiscated were worth hundreds of thousands of rupees. An FIR had been registered against three persons two of whom were arrested at the spot.
The officials of Anit-smuggling Unit of the directorate came upon the bus coming from Peshawar at Sang Jani Toll Plaza. On proper examination, four 40 inch LED TVs, 27 bags of black tea brought in from Afghanistan weighing about 1836 kg, 41 new and 7 used tyres and tubes of Bridgestone brand and of various sizes and 14 kg foreign cloth were revealed.
When asked about the ownership of the goods, the driver claimed it but remained unable to produce any of the required documents which could show confirmation of paid duties/taxes on his possessions thereby establishing their illegal import.
Confiscated goods were worth CIF value of 4.5 million rupees.