KARACHI: A specific information was provided by the Director General Customs Intelligence to the effect that huge quantity of smuggled/non duty paid foreign origin electronic goods comprising laptops and LCD/LED panels, which have been smuggled into the country will be further disposed of through Isuzu Truck from DHA to Tariq Road, for its further illegal sale and disposal.
Pursuant to the information, an anti-smuggling team of the Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation-customs, Karachi was constituted who started surveillance in this regard. During surveillance, the constituted team intercepted one Isuzu truck bearing registration no. JV-6713, at Shahrah-e-Faisal near Kala Pull, Karachi. On query about the loaded goods, the driver of Isuzu truck disclosed that foreign origin electronic goods comprising laptops and LCD/LED Panels were loaded on the aforesaid truck for the transportation of the same from DHA to Karachi. On cursory checking of the said Isuzu truck foreign origin electronic goods comprising laptops and LCD/LED panels, keyboards etc. were recovered. When the driver failed to produce any legal documents the same was brought to the office. On pointation of the driver of aforesaid truck regarding the loading of place and the recovered goods, the staff of Customs Intelligence immediately approached the said place situated at open plot at main Khayaban-e-Shujaat, Phase-VIII, DHA, Karachi, where, another Isuzu truck bearing registration no. JV-5988 was found loaded with the same electronic goods. As nobody was available at the spot, therefore, Isuzu Truck was taken into custody and after completion of all legal formalities the aforesaid truck was also brought at the office of Directorate General. Detail inventory of the goods recovered has been prepared. The recovered goods include Laptops (1,185 Pcs), LCD/LED Panels (5,382 Pcs.), CPU (75 Pcs.), Hard Drives (1210 Pcs.) RAMs (130 Pcs.), Keyboards (650 Pcs.), Power Cord of Computer (650 Kgs approx.).
Value of the smuggled goods is around Rs 176 million and that of vehicles is Rs 15 million (Total Rs 191 million or 19.1 crore). FIR has been lodged, one person has been arrested and further investigations are in progress.