KARACHI: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Karachi is pursuing a rigorous campaign against non-duty paid vehicles and seized two Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles.[the_ad id=”31605″]Director Irfan Javed has advised the staff to tighten vigilance on the foreign origin vehicles, as the smuggling of vehicles has increased after government notified certain restrictions on import of cars.
I&I seized a vehicle Land Cruiser V8 No. BF-5889 (2011), which belongs to former home minister Sindh Sohail Anwar Siyal. The vehicle was driven by driver Abdul Kareem and Anwar Siyal’s police gunman was also in the vehicle.
ASO head Irshad Shah with his team had intercepted the vehicle. Statement of driver and gunman confirmed the vehicle belonged to Anwar Siyal. It may be mentioned here the numbers of the vehicle are tempered.
Similarly, another bullet proof Land Cruiser was seized from Azam Autotronic DHA Phase-II.
Sources said politicians belonging to different political parties are using luxury vehicles with tampered numbers, it was also known that multiple vehicles were using one set of documents to hoodwink the authorities.
The law enforcement and anti smuggling agencies only seize such vehicles but no action is taken against the owners of such vehicles and there has been no investigation that how these vehicles get into the country.