ISLAMABAD - The Directorate of Customs Intelligence, Rawalpindi on Wednesday seized the smuggled cloth worth millions of rupees and taken into custody.

Building on the incessant drive against smuggling, this morning on a credible information of smuggled fabric dumped in godowns located in a market at Golra

Road Islamabad, Directorate of Customs Intelligence Rawalpindi, after obtaining search warrants under section 162 of the Customs Act, 1969, conducted raid with assistance from Islamabad Police (PS Shams Colony).  Huge quantity of alleged smuggled fabric worth millions of rupees had been recovered and taken into custody. During the operation unidentified assailants attacked the official vehicle of the Assistant Director and damaged it. Legal proceedings were already underway, said a press release issued by FBR.  This seizure was in line with the stated policy of the incumbent government to curb illegal goods and thereby to promote local industry.

Kanwal Ali Additional Director, Naveed Bugvi Deputy Director and Rao Fahad Iqbal Assistant Director led the crackdown.  It is pertinent to mention that the Federal Board of Revenue is following a policy of zero tolerance against smuggling and thereby has increased vigilance and surveillance of cargo movement across the border.