MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization seized huge quantity of foreign origin ceramic tiles worth Rs3.5 millions in their action.
According to details, Deputy Collector Saqib-ur-Rehman Warraich received credible information from his source that a truck loaded with imported ceramic tiles will transport huge quantity of ceramic tiles in Multan which was coming through Dera Ghazi Khan Region. Deputy Collector Saqib-ur-Rehman constituted special squad to carry out action against them and Inspector Muhammad Waqas Leghari and others took part in the anti-smuggling action.
Multan Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization took special measures for the recovery of ceramic tiles and started patrolling on the different suspected routes of Multan by enhancing monitoring of the movement of goods to intercept goods.
Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization team intercepted the suspected truck near Taunsa road and recovered huge quantity of ceramic tiles. Customs teams found that recovered ceramic tiles was Iranian Origin.
Multan Customs staff asked the drivers of the trucks to produce legal documents of recovered ceramic tiles but they failed to produce any import documents of the recovered tiles to justify their legal possession. Customs Anti-Smuggling squad seized almost 3914 square feet ceramic tiles which were packed in different cartons during their action by framing seizure report under Customs Act 1969.The value of seized ceramic tiles was Rs3.5 million and the value of the truck was Rs15 million. Further Investigation against seized ceramic tiles was still under process.