Customs foils bid to smuggle explosive material in garb of toys consignment

Customs foils bid to smuggle explosive material in garb of toys consignment

KARACHI: Customs authorities have foiled a bid to smuggle explosive material into Pakistan in the garb of toy consignments, a statement said on Saturday.

According to details Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Port Muhammad Bin Qasim foiled the bid to smuggle into Pakistan a consignment of explosive filled fireworks/firecrackers in the garb of toys and fun fair items.

M/s. Abrar Traders, Lahore, through his clearing agent A R Logistics has filed the goods declaration for clearance of imported assorted toys and fun fair items.

However, upon detail examination scrutiny by the collectorate staff, fireworks and fireworks crackers guns were found willfully concealed within the cartons of assorted toys.

The explosive/firecrackers are restricted items as per Import Policy Order and prone to smuggling under Section 2(s) of the Customs Act, 1969.

Accordingly, the collectorate seized the consignment and lodged an FIR. Further investigations are underway.

Mumtaz Ali Khoso, the collector of customs, appreciated the examination staff for detecting the case and reiterated the resolve not to allow any illegal activity at Port Qasim by unscrupulous elements.

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