LAHORE: Collectorate of Preventive recovered huge quantity of smuggled cloth worth Rs100 million in a successful raid.
According to the details, in pursuance of policy lines given by Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Raza Zaidi and the directives of the Member Customs Operations Jawwad Owais Agha, Customs Preventive has intensified the information based operations against transportation and trade of smuggled goods in the territorial jurisdiction of the Collectorate.
The sources informed Customs Today that acting upon one such information to the effect that a huge quantity of smuggled high quality fabrics including men’s suiting has been brought into the city and stored in a private place located in the area of Delhi Gate Lahore.
The Collector Ahmed Rauf constituted a team under the headship of Deputy Collector, Anti-Smuggling to conduct a raid and recover the smuggled goods stored in a private place located in the area of Delhi Gate.
The team responding in wee hour conducted a successful raid on the said private place and recovered a huge quantity of smuggled imported cloth. During raid, the owner of the belongings was asked for the legal documents which he failed to produce, added source.
Not a single import document in respect of the recovered goods weighing more than sixty tons was produced by the owner, therefore all the smuggled goods were seized under the relevant provisions of law.
The value of the seized cloth is said to be approximately Rs100 million in international market. Case has been lodged and further investigations are underway.