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Multan Customs seizes contraband items worth Rs20m

Multan Customs seizes contraband items worth Rs20m

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Multan seized the contraband items of worth Rs20 million during raid in Dhobi Mohallah and arrested two accused persons in their action.

Sources told Customs Today that Collector Saud Imran Ahmad and Deputy Collector Saad Ata Rabbani received credible information that bulk quantity of contraband smuggled goods were hidden in private warehouse located in the Cantonment region. Collector Saud Imran formed special team on the basis of certain information which comprised of Superintendent Habibur Rehman, Inspector Rana Mujtaba Noon, Inspector Saleem Khan, Inspector Maqsood and others to take action against smuggled goods.

Customs anti-smuggling squad raided the Uppel Shaheed Road Multan Cantonment where they found huge quantities of smuggled goods which were dumped in the house located in the congested streets area in 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 capture accuse and to avoid any retaliation from owners.

Customs teams found foreign origin cigarettes, Pan Parag, Gutka, chewing tobaccos and other goods were lying in the gowdon. Customs teams arrested two accuse in their action that were identified as Muhammad Naeem and Arslan Khan during their 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 cantt. Said is one of the main supplier of these non-customs paid goods to retailers in the city.

The values of seized goods were almost Rs20 million. Customs teams shifted these goods in the Multan Customs House for further investigations. Multan Customs has also lodged FIR against them.