LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation team seized huge quantity of non duty paid milk and cigarettes from Badami Bagh during a crackdown. The market value of seized milk and cigarettes is Rs1 million.
Sources told Customs Today, that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rubab Sikandar received credible information that some smugglers were planning to smuggle huge quantity of non duty paid milk and cigarettes. She immediate constituted a anti smuggling team under the supervision of Superintendent Nasir Minhas which also includes Inspector Ali Iqbal and others.
The team intercepted a near Badami Bagh and during search recovered, 20 cartons of foreign origin non duty paid Pine cigarettes and fifty bags loaded with foreign origin powder milk. The team asked the driver of the vehicle who was later identified as Saleem to produce legal documents regarding possession and transportation of the loaded goods. Sources told that the driver of the vehicle failed to produce any legal documents regarding the goods. After his failure Customs Intelligence and Investigation team impounded the vehicle and goods and registered a case against the owner of the goods and vehicle.
It is necessary to mention here that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rubab Sikandar directed all anti smuggling team which are performing their duties in field areas to adopt zero tolerance policy towards smuggling. Due to comprehensive strategy of Customs Intelligence there is marginable decrease is being witnessed in the smuggling attempts in and around Lahore.