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Peshawar Customs starts crackdown against private warehouses

Peshawar Customs starts crackdown against private warehouses

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs started crackdown against private warehouses for keeping non duty paid goods.

Sources informed Customs Today on Saturday that anti-smuggling unit seized smuggled dry fruit from the godown belonged to son of Senator Mohsin Aziz at Peshawar.

According to details anti-smuggling squad received a tip off from the Collector Preventive Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani that huge quantity of dry fruit smuggled from India is kept at local warehouse in Peshawar.

The collector directed the Additional Collector Ghulam Mustafa to constitute a team for raid on the private warehouse.

The additional collector constituted a team comprising Assistant Collector Shahid Khan Superintendent Nasir Bukhari, Inspector Ziaur Rehman and Inspector Gohar Ali .

The Customs mobile squad recovered more than 2000 kgs of Indian origin dry fruit including almonds, pistachio and cashew from the godown.

When contacted PTI Senator Mohsin Aziz about the raid, he informed Customs Today that ”the cold storage is the property of his son”.

The place and facilities are provided on rent and people bring in their stuff like bananas, apples, apricot and cashews for storage. We don’t know if these are local or imported, tax paid or non-tax paid goods.

The store does not have any item belonging to them. These items belong to different customers whose names have been provided to customs authorities.