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Gwadar Customs foils bid to smuggle non-duty paid tyres & alloy rims worth Rs8.75m

Gwadar Customs foils bid to smuggle non-duty paid tyres & alloy rims worth Rs8.75m

GWADAR: Collectorate of Customs team seized huge quantity of non-duty paid  tyres, alloy rims and other items worth Rs8.75 million including vehicle being used for smuggling.

Sources told Customs Today on December 25 that Deputy Collector Junaid Mehmood received secret information that some smugglers are trying to smuggle non-duty- paid tyres, alloy rims, and other items including pressure horns from Gwadar to Sindh.

After receiving this information, he constituted a raiding team under the supervision of Customs Preventive Inspector Khalil Akhter, Saleem Chughtae  and others. The team, during a search operation on Shaheed Islam Check Post, intercepted a vehicle bearing registration no: GXK-0228.

During the search, the team impounded more than 150  luxury vehicles tyres, 200 different kinds of alloy rims and 100 pressure hors worth Rs8.75 million including truck being used in smuggling.

The team seized all smuggled items and arrested two smugglers. Sources told that customs official started investigations from the accused persons.