Customs recover smuggled goods worth Rs 100mn

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, customs authorities successfully seized illicit goods valued at upwards of Rs 100 million within the nation’s capital, as per ARY News coverage.

In a meticulous vehicular check that included an array of trucks, trailers, and buses at a security checkpoint, officials uncovered contraband exceeding the Rs 100 million mark.

The official representing the customs department revealed that automotive tires, quantities of salt, among other items, were craftily concealed beneath crates of apples.

Earlier in the same week, customs officers at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport foiled an operation attempting to smuggle cigarettes.

According to the customs representative, six individuals destined for Jeddah were apprehended at the Karachi facility for their involvement in the illicit transport of roughly 28,000 cigarette packets in addition to other banned merchandise.

“A haul of cigarette packets numbering over 28,000 units, which is valued at several million rupees, was discovered,” stated the customs spokesperson.

An officer from the Customs Deputy Collector’s office mentioned that a Jeddah-bound traveler was found with 1,710 pouches of moist snuff tobacco, an item on the prohibited list.

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