MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs seized the huge quantity of contraband items worth Rs20 million during raid in a shop and private warehouse located in the Cantonment area.
Sources told Customs Today that Collector Ambreen Ahmad Tarar received credible information that bulk quantity of contraband smuggled goods were hidden in private warehouse located in the Cantonment region near Dhobi Mohallah.
The collector formed special team on the basis of certain information which comprised Inspector Waqas Lehari, Inspector Saleem Khan, Inspector Muhammad Asif Sindhu and others to take action against smuggled goods.
Customs anti-smuggling squad raided the Uppel Shaheed Road Cantonment where they found huge quantity of smuggled goods which were dumped in the house located in the congested area of Cantt.
Smugglers were used to supply these smuggled goods to different retailers of South Punjab especially in Multan. Multan Customs cordoned out the said streets during their anti-smuggling action to avoid any unwanted situation. Local police were also called to avoid any clash during action.
Customs teams found foreign origin cigarettes, Pan Parag, gutka, betel nuts, chewing, tobaccos and other goods which were lying in the private warehouse. Anti-Smuggling team’s recovered huge quantity of contraband items from Ameer Khan Shop during action.
It was revealed during the initial investigations of customs anti-smuggling team that these non-duties paid dumped goods were in the possession of alleged Ameer Khan Pan Shop owner.
The value of seized goods was almost Rs20 million. Customs teams shifted recovered goods in the Multan Customs Warehouse and further investigations are still under process.