KARACHI: Customs authorities on Sunday claimed to recovered smuggled clothes worth millions of rupees in Karachi.
According to customs officials, the customs preventive anti-smuggling organization in raids in Karachi recovered non-duty paid clothes of 45000kg.
The raids were conducted at godowns situated in Lyari, Metha Dar, and Mandir Wali Gali. The value of recovered clothes is said to be Rs120 million.
On December 18, customs officials had raided at the Port Qasim in Karachi and seized Indian-origin beauty products.
The confiscated body cream weighed more than 4500 kilograms and worth up-to Rs 3.3 million. The customs officials had seized all the material.
The officials further disclosed, “The cream was imported by an agent of a Lahore-based firm,” they had said adding that the documents showed that the cream was imported from European Union.
Earlier, customs authorities had recovered smuggled clothes worth millions of rupees from a shopping mall on Karachi’s Tariq Road on January 6.
According to customs authorities, a custom team on a tip-off conducted a raid at a shopping mall located at Karachi’s Tariq Road. During the raid, the team recovered smuggled clothes when it was being moved from the mall.
It further stated that the clothes were loaded in seven five trucks. The customs team faced resistance, however, it managed to confiscate the smuggled item.