FAISALABAD: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation team seized smuggled foreign origin ladies art silk cloth 180 rolls worth Rs2.3 million from Mazda truck near Shahkot Toll Plaza Sheikhupura Road.
Sources told Customs Today that Deputy Director Rana Irfan Shouqat on a tip-off constituted a special team under the supervision of Superintendent Muhammad Tahir Iqbal to foil the smuggling bid and deployed it on the Sheikhupura Road. The team on suspicion stopped Mazda truck and recovered huge quantity of smuggled ladies art silk cloth.
Sources said that the smuggled cloth was being transported from Peshawar to Faisalabad through Sheikhupura Road. The Customs authorities have shifted confiscated items to warehouse and started raids on different localities after registering a case.
The Indian smugglers are transporting their goods to Pakistan via Afghanistan, sources said. The Customs Intelligence is also investigating the local traders involved in this illegal business.