Bus stuffed with smuggled goods seized

KARACHI: The Anti-smuggling Organization of Customs Preventive apprehended a bus from Quetta near Moch Goth and recovered smuggled goods worth over Rs10 million.

The goods seized include Germany origin sanitary fittings and chillers involving duty and taxes of RS6-7 million.

Sources said that these are special purpose buses and used only for smuggling purpose. There are no seats in these passenger buses and these are stuffed with smuggled goods.

Around 8-10 such buses carry non-duty paid goods into Karachi from Quetta causing a revenue loss of Rs70-80 million daily. Despite the fact that these passenger buses have no seating arrangements and are used exclusively for smuggling, the Customs Adjudication releases these carriers. An official said a policy is needed that these transportation means should be confiscated.

Collector Preventive Tariq Huda would hold a press conference in this regard on August 25, 2015.

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