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Multan I&I foils attempt of smuggling red chilli seeds worth Rs12m from Sher Shah

Multan I&I foils attempt of smuggling red chilli seeds worth Rs12m from Sher Shah

MULTAN: Customs Intelligence and Investigation team foiled an attempt of smuggling of red chilli seeds worth Rs12 million.

Sources told Customs Today on 27.10.2018 that Deputy Director I&I Khial Muhammad Khan received credible information from his source about the smuggling of foreign origin red chilli seeds.

Deputy Director formed special team of I&I thwart any smuggling attempt. Special team comprises Inspector Muhammad Umer, Inspector Amjad, Zulfiqar and others.

Customs Intelligence team intercepted a suspected vehicle loaded with huge quantity of red chilli seeds near Sher Shah Road and recovered 10 tons of Indian origin red chilli seeds. The red chilli seeds were being transported to supply in South Punjab markets.

Customs Intelligence team asked the driver to produce documents showing the legal import of the recovered items but he failed to produce any documents. Customs team seized the red chilli seeds along with vehicle under Customs Act 1969.

The total worth of seized red chilli seeds is Rs12 million. Further investigations against the seized red chilli seeds are still under way till the filing of this report.