SUKKUR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (Sukkur Region) has seized a non-duty-paid Toyota Premio (Model: 2008) worth Rs3.8 million.
Information was passed through Director Sadiqullah to Additional Director Jamshed Talpur regarding transportation of non-duty-paid (smuggled) vehicles from from Baluchistan to Punjab.
The ASO staff increased vigilance and a suspected vehicle was spotted and intercepted near Jacobabad Bypass.
It may be mentioned here Sukkur is a very sensitive station because of its geographical location and all smuggled goods are transported from Baluchistan to up country via Sukkur. Therefore, Director I&I Sadiqullah and Additional Director Jamshed Talpur have deployed reputed officers and officials as well as increased vigilance and strengthened intelligence network.
Due to these measures, there has been significant decline in the movement of smuggled goods to upcountry, while the number of seizures has also increased considerably.
Moreover, ASO of I&I Sukkur alongwith Shahbaz Rangers at Jacobabad recovered large quantity of smuggled goods including contraband items from different vehicles coming from Quetta to upcountry.
These recovered foreign origin goods valuing Rs10.34 million include tyres, fabric, Chinese salt, electronics and blankets.
Further, last week ASO of I&I Sukkur intercepted two trucks at Rohri Plaza, coming from Karachi to upcountry, and recovered miscellaneous foreign origin goods including cloth, confectionary items, shoes stc. Worth Rs15.33 million.