HYDERABAD: Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I Sukkur) seized large quantity of smuggled cloth, which was being transported from Baluchistan to upcountry.
As per the instructions of Director General Customs Intelligence in Islamabad to curb the menace of smuggling Director I&I Hyderabad Sadiqullah has advised Additional Director Jamshed Talpur and Superintendent Sukkur and his team to strengthen the intelligence and increase vigilance to avoid transportation of smuggled goods.
Moreover, Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I Sukkur) seized 17.4 tons of foreign origin assorted fabric worth Rs18.23 million which was being transported in a trailer worth Rs5.5 million.
Earlier, Federal government expressed concerns over the unchecked transportation of smuggled goods to the far flung areas of the country.
On the instructions of PM Imran Khan, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has sent a letter to MCC Quetta, MCC Hyderabad and MCC Multan, and warned that for any smuggled goods seized in Lahore, the supervisory officers in MCC Quetta, MCC Hyderabad and MCC Multan will be held responsible.
It may be mentioned here that these three Custom stations are very important as smuggled goods are transported from Quetta, Baluchistan via Hyderabad, Sindh to Multan, Punjab for onward distribution.
Further, I&I Sukkur in a joint operation with Pakistan Rangers Jacobabad recovered large quantity of smuggled goods including Gutka, Chinese salt, cloth and chain sprocket kits worth Rs57.7 million. Earlier this week, I&I Sukkur seized 3.75 tons of polypropylene resin worth Rs4.2 million.