Unpaid Customs Duties Lead to Seizure of Politician's Car
  Nov 14, 2023     talha seo  

Unpaid Customs Duties Lead to Seizure of Politician's Car


In a recent event, officials from Customs Intelligence in Karachi took control of a fancy car belonging to a well-known politician because the required customs duties were not paid. The impounded vehicle, a 2017 bullet-proof Land Cruiser, was found being driven by the politician's son in the Clifton area of Karachi on a Sunday night.


The customs authorities confirmed that the car, lacking proper customs payment, belonged to a significant political figure from Balochistan. Initially brought into Pakistan by a foreigner for hunting purposes, the luxury vehicle had temporary exemption from customs duties and taxes. However, it was later discovered that the influential individual was using the car without getting the necessary customs clearance.


After the confiscation, officials transported the luxury car to the Customs House. This incident sheds light on the misuse of privileges allowed for specific purposes, emphasizing the importance of adhering to customs regulations.


This development follows a recent operation by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and a federal intelligence agency on Hub River Road. The operation resulted in the capture of a three-member gang involved in smuggling non-custom-paid vehicles.


The arrested individuals, Mir Abdus Sadiq Maingal, Hikmatullah, and Abdul Hammed, all from Kalat, Balochistan, were part of a larger network engaged in smuggling non-custom paid vehicles across various provinces in Pakistan. The CTD spokesperson disclosed that the group transported numerous vehicles from Balochistan to Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for a fee of Rs 150,000. They were armed with a Kalashnikov, a 9mm pistol, and a 30-bore pistol, emphasizing the seriousness of the issue and the need for joint efforts to combat such illegal activities

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