KARACHI: Customs Intelligence and Investigation Karachi has made seizure of huge quantity of smuggled and non-duty paid foreign origin miscellaneous goods including Indian gutka, Afghan transit marked fabric valuing Rs19.1 million .

Information was received through Director Irfan Javed to the effect that huge quantity of smuggled / non-duty paid foreign origin miscellaneous goods transported from different cities were dumped at Pak International Goods Transport Company near Custom House, Karachi, for onward distribution / supply in the local market.

In pursuance of the said information, a team headed by Superintendent Anti-Smuggling was constituted by Additional Director Ali Zaman Gardezi under the supervision of Deputy Director Saad Rabbani to locate and identify the above mentioned premises / dumping area.

The team led by Superintendent Sikandar Khanzada located and reached the spot. A thorough search of the premises was carried out by the team for more than 2 hours. As a result of the search conducted at the premises, huge quantity of smuggled / non-duty paid foreign origin goods i.e. Cigarettes, Sheesha Flavours, Tara Filter, Betel Nuts, and Fabric etc. were recovered.

It is imperative to point out that the recovered goods included Indian Origin Tara Filter Khani and Cool Lip Filter Tahhaq. Moreover, the recovered fabric was packed in P.P bags marked In Transit to Afghanistan via Karachi.

No documents were available, nor provided on the spot to establish lawful import of the recovered goods which were subsequently brought to the office of the Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation-Customs, Karachi for detailed examination, weighment and preparation of inventory.

The goods have been seized and investigations are underway.

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