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Customs Intelligence recovers non-duty paid cloth, cosmetics from two containers

Customs Intelligence recovers non-duty paid cloth, cosmetics from two containers

LAHORE: A team of the Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has recovered a hue quantity of non-duty paid cloth and cosmetics from two containers which were coming from Karachi.

Sources told Customs Today that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rubab Sikandar received information that two distributors of Shah Alam Market, Saeed Khan and Jalal Khan, brought a huge quantity of non-duty paid cloth and cosmetics through two containers.

She immediately constituted a team under the supervision of Superintendent Saleemullah Khan, Intelligence Officer Agha Sultan, Hamid Babar, Nadeem Ahsan and Sohail Murtaza. The team established check post near Shera Kot and started checking vehicles. The Customs Intelligence team intercepted two containers and recovered tooth pastes, cosmetics and cloth. The team asked the driver of the containers to show legal documents regarding import and transportation of the items but they remained failed to show any legal documents.

Sources told that it was revealed during initial investigations that both containers were cleared through mis-declaration.  Customs Intelligence and Investigation team impounded both containers and after registering a case against accused person started further investigations.

It is necessary to mention here that Customs Intelligence and Investigation department already expedited their efforts to curb smuggling attempts in the region. Due to comprehensive strategy adopted by Customs Intelligence and Investigation there is marginable decrease is being witnessed in the smuggling attempts in and around the region. Recently Customs I&I teams foiled many attempts of smuggling.