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Peshawar I&I impounds non-duty paid cloth, vehicle worth Rs20m  

Peshawar I&I impounds non-duty paid cloth, vehicle worth Rs20m  

PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) team seized huge quantity of foreign origin cloth along with Mazda truck worth Rs20 million.

According to the details on 20.12.2018, Director Customs I&I Dr. Arsalan Subuctageen received credible information that an attempt would be made to smuggle foreign origin cloths to Punjab through a Mazda truck bearing registration no: LES-16-4234. He immediately formed an anti-smuggling squad under the supervision of Additional Collector Wajid Ali which also includes Superintendent Mir Khattak, Hawaldar Zafar Ali and Sepoy Abdul Rasheed.

The I&I team along with Chamkani police intercepted a Mazda truck near Chamkani police station. The driver of the truck successfully escaped from the scene. The I&I team brought the same to the premises of Directorate of I&I and during thoroughly checking found 848000 yards of smuggled foreign origin fabric.

The Customs team registered a case against unknown offenders of foreign origin goods and vehicle under Customs Act of 1969 section 168 and 157 under Section 171 of Customs Act. Further investigations are still under way.