KARACHI: Customs Intelligence & Investigation Hyderabad has seized large quantity of non-duty paid foreign origin gents suiting polyester fabric worth Rs15.86 million.

Information was received through Director General that a trailer along with smuggled fabric would be smuggled from Quetta to Karachi. Accordingly, picket was setup at Hatri Police station bypass and a trailer was spotted coming from Quetta.

The vehicle was stopped and on checking assorted foreign origin fabric was found in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle Hikmatullah presented a Goods Declaration (GD), which did not match with goods and transportation bilty issued by M/s Sitara al Usman Goods Forwarding Agency, Quetta.

The claimants of the goods failed to produce any documentary evidence of legal import/possession of the goods. Thus, it stands established that the goods were brought into the country through unauthorized routes without payment of duty and taxes. The goods have been seized and notice was issued against Hikmatullah, M/s Unique Enterprises Quetta and M/s Sitara Al Usman Goods Forwarding Agency.

Director Hyderabad Fayyaz Anwar has appreciated the efforts of Additional Director Ali Zaman Gardezi, Deputy Director Shah Faisal Sahu and Principal Appraiser Irshad Shah for the outstanding performance.