KARACHI: ASO of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Karachi has seized large quantity of smuggled/ injurious to health goods from Bolton market worth Rs80.11 million.
Information was received through Director I&I Karachi Khalil Yousafani to Additional Director Rana Tasleem that some unscrupulous persons are involved in the transportation and dumping of smuggled goods at dumping place in Boltan Market, near Yousaf Plaza on M.A. Jinnah Road.
Deputy Director Tauseef Gorchani formed a team led by Senior Superintendent Muhammad Sadiq and the suspected area situated in the congested Boltan Market was closely monitored.
Search of the premises resulted in recovery of huge quantity of smuggled and injurious to health goods including Cigarettes & Gutka.
Keeping in view the huge quantity of recovered goods and the possibility of any untoward law and order situation, detailed inventory of the recovered goods could not be carried out at the spot. However, the summarize inventory of sacks was made on spot and the same were brought under the escort of the Customs Intelligence to the office of the Directorate situated in PECHS, Karachi.
During the entire course of the long recovery neither any one approached the team to claim the ownership of above mentioned recovered goods, i.e. Cigarettes & Gutka, nor at later stage anyone appeared in relation to recovered goods from the spot.
The goods have been seized and FIR lodged. Efforts are underway to ascertain the owners of the goods and arrest all the culprits.