150 cargo trucks escaping customs duty impounded
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Intelligence officials have impounded dozens of cargo vehicles en route to Kabul in central Logar province for allegedly attempting to evade customs duty, an official said on Wednesday.
Salim Saleh, the Logar governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel stopped 150 cargo trucks at the entrance to Logar province after they attempted to escape from customs duty.
He said the trucks destined for Kabul from Pakistan had passed through Khost, Paktia and Paktika provinces reaching Logar.
“Some of the vehicles have made fake customs duty documents and several others were without any documents. A few other vehicles’ documents have been sent to the provincial capital for a check.”
He said the cargo vehicles were loaded with rice, ghee, flour and other food commodities. The vehicles wouldn’t be allowed to go until they cleared customs duty.
Gul Habib, a resident of Pul-I-Alam, the provincial capital, said, “Three of my trucks have also been stopped at the entrance to Logar and I have cleared the customs duty.”
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