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Customs I&I foils bid to smuggle 657kgs cloth from Peshawar to Lahore

Customs I&I foils bid to smuggle 657kgs cloth from Peshawar to Lahore

LAHORE: The Customs Intelligence and Investigation anti-smuggling squad has foiled a bid to smuggle cloth worth thousands of rupees in a car from Peshawar to Lahore.

Sources told Customs Today that the Customs Intelligence team intercepted a Toyota Corolla car loaded with smuggled cloth worth Rs 0.8 million and arrested two suspects.

The Customs I&I intercepted the vehicle near Foreman Christian College. It was said that the customs authorities seized 657 kilogram cloth from the car. The suspects were identified as Tasleem Khan and Azeem, residents of Peshawar. The sources said that the smugglers wanted to supply the smuggled cloth to Azam Market in Lahore.

The Customs authorities after impounding the cloth worth Rs 0.8 million arrested the accused persons and sent them to jail. The sources said that the Customs I&I conducted the operations on the directions of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Director Rubab Sikandar. The authorities after registering FIR against the accused persons have started further investigations.

It is pertinent to mention here that Customs Intelligence and Investigation anti smuggling squads already expedited their efforts to curb smuggling attempts in the city.