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Customs I&I recovers smuggled curtain & sofa cloth worth Rs27m

Customs I&I recovers smuggled curtain & sofa cloth worth Rs27m

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) recovered huge quantity of non-customs paid curtain and sofa cloth from Furniture Market of Gowalmandi on 12 November 2018.

Sources told Customs Today that Director Customs Intelligence Rubab Sikandar received credible information about storage of non-customs paid cloth. She formed a team under the supervision of Superintendent Mohammad Sarwar which also includes Zulfiqar Dogar, Agha Sultan Haider, Nadeem Ehsan, Ihtesham Naveed, Fida Hussain and Haji Iftikhar.

The above-mentioned team raided a godown located in Furniture Market of Gowalmandi. The godown belonged to Hashim Khan and Zar Alam Khan. Sources told that curtain and sofa cloth were smuggled from Peshawar for further supply in local markets of Lahore. Cloth was smuggled through different passenger buses coming from KPK.

Customs Intelligence and Investigation after seizing the cloth registered a case of smuggling against the accused persons and started investigations.