Customs foils smuggling bid.

KARACHI -- Pakistan Customs has foiled a smuggling bid at Pakistan International Container Terminal, sources said on Friday.

The sources within the Pakistan Customs said the bid to smuggle brand new tires was foiled at the International Container Terminal.

The tires were being smuggled by showing them as scrap but were seized when the team checked five of the containers at the terminal - over suspicion.

It emerged that an influential importer was involved in the smuggling.

In a separate action, last month, Customs authorities had recovered smuggled clothes worth millions of...

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