MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has seized a 40 feet container loaded with foreign origin various fabric cloths, cigarettes, tyres worth Rs52 million.
According to details, Deputy Collector Maqbool Ahmad Balouch received credible information from his source that a suspected container loaded with foreign origin cloths will transport huge quantity of fabric designs coming through Dera Ghazi Khan Region. Deputy collector headquarters constituted special squad under the supervision of Inspector Asif Rafique Sandhu.
Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization Dera Ghazi Khan squad took special measures for the recovery of smuggled goods and enhanced patrolling on the different suspected routes of Dera Ghazi Khan by enhancing monitoring of the movement of goods to intercept goods.
Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization team intercepted the suspected container bearing registration number of P-1914 near Pakistan Chowk Dera Ghazi Khan and recovered 2.13 tons of foreign origin fabric cloths and Rexene assorted colours and designs.
Customs teams found that recovered cloths were packed in different rolls. Anti-Smuggling teams recovered different European Cigarettes and 20 tyres of China Origin during their action and asked driver of the truck to present import documents of the recovered goods to justify their legal possession.
Customs Anti-Smuggling squad detained recovered foreign origin foreign goods in the course of their action by seizing them under Customs act 1969.The value of seized cloths was almost Rs.52 million along with duty taxes .Further Investigation against said goods were still under process.