Customs Hyderabad recovers large quantity of smuggled goods in Umerkot

HYDERABAD: Customs Intelligence and Investigation Hyderabad has seized 10 trucks load of smuggled goods worth millions of rupees from warehouses near Umerkot.

Information was passed through Director Hyderabad Sadiqullah Khan to Additional Director Jamshed Talpur regarding presence of smuggled goods at warehouses in Umerkot.

Deputy Director Raza Naqvi, Superintendents Nighat Butt, Qasim Alvi and Inspector Muhammad Shafiq and others conducted a raid and recovered large quantity of smuggled goods including betel nut, Indian gutka (Safina supari), cigarettes and other banned items worth millions of rupees.

The smuggled goods belong to one Jaysa Ram, who according to sources is also involved in money laundering (Hawala/Hundi). The smuggled goods were kept at JS bricks company, three bungalows and a marriage hall.

It may be mentioned here that around four months ago, Chief Collector Saifuddin Junejo had conveyed the information along with directives to conduct raid at the same warehouses, but the information of raids was leaked.

Customs along with police and rangers conducted the raid but nothing was found.


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