KARACHI: I&I has seized large quantity of smuggled goods, which belonged to notorious smuggler Haji Sadiq.
Information was passed through Director Asad Raza to Additional Director Hasan Farid regarding movement of smuggled goods.
A team was formed comprising Inspectors Allah ditta, Asif Jhakkar, Gulzar Bhatti and Tipu to foil the attempt. Subsequently a container laden trailer was spotted and stopped.
Checking of the container led to recovery of 7.39 tons of velvet cloth, 4.3 tons of gents suiting wool and tropical cloth, 3.1 tons of curtain/poshish cloth and 8.4 tons of bed sheet/quilt printed fabrics.
Value of the seized goods is estimated at Rs75 million. Further investigations are underway.
In line with the directives of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), I&I Lahore is rigorously pursuing the anti-smuggling drive and has made several cases in a short period of time.