GILGIT BALTISTAN: Collectorate of Customs Gilgit-Baltistan has bulldozed several tons of smuggled and prohibited goods worth millions of rupees in the international market.
According to the details, on the directive of the higher authorities Gilgit Customs staff has bulldozed several tons of smuggled and prohibited goods including mobile phones, batteries, TVs, remote control, liquor as well as other electrical instruments.
The source informed Customs Today that the said smuggled and prohibited goods worth millions of rupees in the international market were recovered in different successful raids during the ten months of the last year and all the seized items were bulldozed at Sost dry port in Gilgit-Baltistan.
All the smuggled goods and prohibited items were bulldozed over the instruction of the higher authorities in which more than 4800 liquor bottles were also kept, the recovered goods which were smuggled from China, added the source.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Sust is the last town inside Pakistan on the Karakoram Highway before the Chinese border. The town is an important place on the highway for all passenger and cargo transport because all traffic crossing the Pakistan-China border passes through this town; the Pakistani immigration and customs departments are based here. Pakistan and China have opened border for trade and tourism at Khunjerab.