Indian cigarettes, Chinese electrodes, silk cloth seizedArchive
LAHORE: The anti-smuggling squad of Customs Collectorate on Friday seized 14 cartons of Indian cigarette, 1,000kg Chinese welding electrodes and 700kg of foreign silk cloth in three separate operations in the provincial capital.
The raids were conducted on a tip-off received by Assistant Collector Saqib Warraich, who led the teams.
Officials told Dawn 14 cartons carrying 2,800 packs of an Indian cigarette brand were being smuggled from Peshawar to Lahore by bus. They said the cigarettes approximately valuing Rs800,000 were banned in Pakistan.
In another raid, officials seized Chinese welding electrodes valuing Rs100,000 from a vehicle.
In the third strike, officials seized 700kg of silk cloth with assorted colours worth approximately Rs250,000.
Officials said the seized goods were being smuggled from Peshawar to Lahore by buses and trucks, adding investigations were underway.
Published in Dawn, September 19th, 2015
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