PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) team foiled an attempt to smuggle di-ammunium phosphate (DAP) fertilizer to Afghanistan.
According to the details, Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Dr. Arsalan Subuctageen received credible information about smuggling of DAP fertilizer to Afghanistan under the grab of wheat flour. The anti-smuggling squad held a secret check-post near Badaber Kohat Road and started checking of vehicles.
The customs team intercepted a trailer which was apparently loaded with wheat flour bags marked “for export only”. On the spot checking led to confirm the presence of DAP. The trailer was, therefore, brought to the office of Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation for thorough examination which resulted in the recovery of 1013 bags of DAP each of 50 kilograms, total 50650 kilograms and 365 bags of wheat flour each of 47.500 total 17337.5 kilograms fertilizer. The customs team seized the fertilizer and trailer (goods Rs5.7 million and trailer 13 million).
Customs team arrested the driver who was identified as Saleem son of Barat Gul and registered FIR No. 67/2018 while further investigations are still underway.
It is necessary to mention here that Export of DAP fertilizer is banned vide the Export Policy Order.