Imposter arrested with smuggled car

Our Correspondent
Thursday, Jun 08, 2023

LAHORE:Customs Intelligence, Lahore (I&I) arrested a man impersonating himself as Customs Assistant Director (AD) along with smuggled / tampered car bearing Customs Intelligence Lahore’s secret registration number in an operation. After getting information, anti-smuggling wing of Customs Intelligence conducted a targeted intelligence-based operation and apprehended the vehicle near Ravi Toll Plaza. The car was found to be smuggled / non-duty paid / tampered.

The owner of the vehicle was Ali Ahsan, s/o Muhammad Makki, a resident of Rehmanpura. He had with him fake letter heads of Customs Intelligence. The accused allegedly was impersonating himself as AD Customs to hoodwink different law enforcement agencies by using fake green registration plate on smuggled vehicle. A case was lodged against the accused and physical remand was obtained from Special Customs Court. During investigations, it was unearthed that he had nexus with an organised gang.

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