Customs Foil Bid to Clear Banned Items Worth Rs. 453 Million

Customs officials in Karachi foiled a major attempt to clear banned items worth Rs. 453 million. A consignment imported from UAE was declared to contain old & used tyre scrap. The consignment was referred for detailed examination at Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT).

The recovered goods include items including artificial jewellery, furnishing fabric, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, auto parts, food supplements, cereals, cosmetics, and home electronics etc. The assessed value of recovered goods is estimated to be Rs. 453 million involving duty and taxes worth Rs. 400 million.

FBR Chairman Asim Ahmad while commending the successful operation, reiterated his resolve to fight the menace of smuggling in all forms.