smuggled goods found in Leopards Courier van

Smuggled goods recovered from M/s Leopards Courier’s van

    KARACHI: MCC Preventive has booked one Taj Mohammad for attempting to transport smuggled and non-duty paid goods to Karachi from Quetta and recovered smuggled goods worth Rs4.523 million from a van under contract of M/s Leopards Courier Service. On spot information was received to the effect that assorted foreign origin smuggled and non-duty paid goods including mobile phones, chewing tobacco and cigarettes were being transported from Quetta to Karachi in a Toyota Hiace van. The suspected vehicle was spotted and stopped. The driver of the van identified himself as Taj Mohammad and informed that he was carrying parcels and packages of M/s Leopards Courier Service. However there was no mark or logo of M/s Leopards Courier printed on the van. Taj Muhammad informed the Customs team that he was working as a driver of the van and the owner of the vehicle namely Najeeb had given the vehicle to M/s Leopards Courier Service on contract basis for transporting their parcels and packages from Quetta to Karachi. As there was specific information, the van was searched, which led to recovery of assorted mobile phones, foreign origin gutka (chewing tobacco), cigarettes and chocolates. The driver of the vehicle could not provide any documentary evidence regarding lawful possession and transportation of the goods. Goods have been seized, driver of the van has been arrested, FIR is lodged and investigations are underway.
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