KARACHI: Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) of Customs Intelligence & Investigation Peshawar has seized smuggled cloth worth Rs11.93 million.
Information was received through Director Arslan Subuctageen that an attempt would be made to smuggle huge quantity of foreign origin cloth to down country from Peshawar.
In anticipation, the ASO staff with the assistance of local police identified the vehicle at G.T. Road, Chamkani, Peshawar and was signaled to stop. The suspected Mazda Titan Truck coming from Peshawar side speed up instead, which was chased.
After some distance the occupants of the vehicle abandoned the vehicle on road side and decamped from the spot. The ASO staff conducted on-spot search and found foreign origin cloth stuffed in the vehicle. The truck along with goods were brought to the premises of the Customs Intelligence, Peshawar where thorough search led to the recovery of foreign origin cloth measuring 33,446 yards.
The offending goods along with vehicle have been seized for violation of the provisions of the Customs Act, 1969. The estimated value of the afore-referred seized goods and vehicle is Rs13.93 million (Goods Rs11.93 million and Vehicle Rs2.0 million). FIR has been lodged and further investigation is underway.