Pak custom officials seize liquor from NATO trucks

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Karachi, May 23 (ANI): Pakistani customs intelligence has seized three containers containing liquor along with essential goods that were to be supplied for NATO forces fighting in Afghanistan.

Custom officials considered taking strict action against NATO suppliers but were not sure if the NATO suppliers were allowed to supply liquor to Afghanistan through Pakistan, the Daily Times reports.

Sources said the customs intelligence raided three containers that had arrived from Italy, Morocco and Dubai at the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) and discovered imported wines, beers and champagne inside two of them.

Federal Board of Revenue Customs Intelligence Director for Sindh and Balochistan Zahid Khokar informed that Customs officials recovered around 28,000 beer bottles, 4,000 beer cans and 300 bottles of wines from the first container and 2,800 bottles of wine from the second container while the third did not have such stuff.

He said, "We have seized the three containers containing wines and beers with the essential stuff for NATO security forces engaged in fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan."

Khokar added at least four persons including clearing and forwarding agents were also taken into custody for questioning.

Customs had also recovered imported wines from a NATO container earlier but no action could be taken as NATO disowned the container. (ANI)

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