KARACHI: According to ARY News, Pakistan Customs seized non-duty-paid commodities worth more than Rs160 million in Karachi in a large-scale operation on Friday.
The operations were carried out by the Pakistan Customs anti-smuggling team in several Karachi neighbourhoods.
Following a tip-off, a Pakistani customs crew seized huge quantities of betel nuts, cigarettes, and gutka from a bus in Liaquatabad. According to reports, the record-breaking products cost Rs. 26 million.
Customs also discovered tempered, non-duty-paid automobiles in separate operations. According to a spokesman from Pakistan Customs, the vehicles seized are worth Rs60.5 million.
Dry milk with unpaid duty, men’s and women’s apparel, tyres, tiles, cosmetics, food, and other goods totaling Rs68.1 million in market value were also seized. The statement further stated that efforts against non-duty items will continue to hold individuals accountable for damaging public coffers.
On Monday, Pakistan Customs confiscated 67 non-duty-paid autos in an endeavour to catch smugglers in Quetta.
In line with the Prime Minister‘s goal of curbing smuggling, Pakistan Customs seized 67 non-customs-paid vehicles, sugar, and fertiliser totaling Rs336 million.
The Pakistan-Afghanistan border was the subject of a Pakistan Customs operation at Nokandi, Quetta.