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Hyderabad FIU confiscates white cumin worth Rs05.7m

Hyderabad FIU confiscates white cumin worth Rs05.7m

HYDERABAD: The Field Investigation Unit Hyderabad (FIU) has seized foreign origin 138 bundles of white cumin valued Rs05.7million involving duty/taxes of Rs503507during a raid on Abdul Gaffer Azeem Goods Transport Company Hyderabad at Hala Naka Hyderabad.

Following instructions of Karachi Customs Intelligence Director Tahir Qureshi, the Field Investigation Unit (FIU) Hyderabad is taking stern actions against the smugglers in the region therefore all possible measures are being taken to protect the national economy from illegal trade.

The intelligence officials, acting on a tip-off received through Deputy Superintendent Qasim Ali Alvi, raided a vehicle loaded with white cumin. The vehicle was coming from Lahore and going to Hyderabad.

The intelligence team, comprising Deputy Superintendent Qasim Ali Alvi, Intelligence Officer Irfan Ghani, sepoys and a driver, established a checkpoint at the exit point of the city. The officials intercepted a vehicle near Abdul Gaffer Azeem Goods Transport Company Hyderabad for checking that led to the recovery of foreign origin 138 bundles of white cumin.

Prior to the recovery of the contraband item, the team asked the driver about the customs clearance documents but he failed to produce the same. The officials seized the item under customs bylaws and registered a case against the accused. Now the case will be sent to the customs adjudication for further legal action.

The team deposited the non-duty paid item into State Warehouse Hyderabad.