KARACHI: Research and Development (R&D) Appraisement East on Wednesday recovered 17.5 metric tons of Acetic Anhydride from a warehouse in SITE area.

These prohibited goods were earlier cleared from the port through mis-declaration.

The consignment was dispatched from Jabel Ali to consignee M/s Al-Abdaal Traders and consignor has been identified as M/s Salwa Star General Trading LLC. M/s JB Jamali Brothers International is the IGM importer and the IGM No. is 383-21-11-2015.

The Goods Declaration (GD) filed on December 31, 2015 declared the goods to be windshield washing fluid and the consignment was cleared.

Collector Appraisement East Majid Yousfani received this information and formed a team comprising Deputy Collector Zaheer Abbas, Principal Appraiser Ibrahim Khan, Appraising Officers Noor Ilahi, Ashfaq Ahmed, Preventive Officer Malak Hashim, Intelligence Adil Rasheed.

The team conducted several raids and finally the goods were recovered from a warehouse in SITE area. Customs has recovered only 50 percent of the chemical, while the rest is likely to be recovered sooner.

It may be mentioned here that MCC Preventive a couple of days earlier seized 22 tons of this prohibited chemical from a container at NLC terminal.