MULTAN: Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization squad recovered huge quantity of foreign origin skimmed milk powder worth Rs6 million.
Sources told Customs Today that Collector Muneeza Majeed received credible information that huge quantity of skimmed milk powder will be transported through Multan region.
Additional Collector Syed Ali Abbas Gardezi formed special team of Anti-Smuggling Organization comprising Inspector Abdul Samad, Inspector Umair Ahmad to foil any attempt of smuggling.
Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization squad started patrolling of the suspected routes and enhanced vigilance on exit and entrance point to intercept them.
Customs anti-smuggling squad intercepted a suspected truck loaded with foreign origin skimmed milk powder near Sher Shah bypass.
During examination of goods, the truck was loaded with different brands of foreign origin skimmed milk.
Anti-smuggling squad team asked driver to provide legal documents of the foreign origin skimmed milk. Customs teams recovered 178 bags of Llika skimmed milk powder and 22 bags of Day Fresh milk powder during their examination. Customs teams asked driver to provide legal documents of said skimmed milk powder, but they failed to provide any documents. Customs Anti-Smuggling teams decided to seize skimmed milk powder after thorough examination.
The recovered skimmed milk were Iran origin and said were smuggled through Iran from secrets routes in the country and they were trying to transport skimmed milk in the local markets of South Punjab.
The net worth of the seized skimmed milk was almost Rs6 million. Anti-smuggling squad shifted said skimmed milk powder in the state ware house and vehicle under Customs act 1969.Further investigations were still under process.