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Customs I&I foils bid to smuggle non-duty paid goods near Sagian Bridge

Customs I&I foils bid to smuggle non-duty paid goods near Sagian Bridge

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation impounded a container loaded with non-customs paid hair gel and tooth brushes near Sagian Bridge on Wednesday.

Sources told Customs Today, that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rubab Sikandar received credible information about smuggling of non-duty paid goods. She immediately constituted a team under the supervision of Deputy Director Usman Tariq which also includes Superintendent M. Sarwar, Intelligence Officer Zulfiqar Ali Dogar, Agha Sultan Haider and Nadeem Ehsan.

Sources told that the above mentioned team intercepted a container near Sagian Bridge and recovered 5166 kilograms hair gel and foreign origin tooth pastes. Sources told that the owner of the goods was later identified as Jahangir Khan of Shah Alam Market Lahore.

During initial investigations, it was revealed that all the seized goods were cleared from Port Qasim through mis-declaration, causing a loss of Rs1 million to national kitty. Sources told that customs team after registering a case of smuggling against the owner of the goods started investigations.