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Acetic anhydride seized

By our correspondents
January 12, 2016

KARACHI: Customs Preventive has seized 22 tons of acetic anhydride valuing Rs616 million, which was lying abandoned since November 2015, official sources said.

Customs Appraisement East had put up a lot number on the container and it was to be put on auction.

Drugs Enforcement Cell of MCC Preventive received the information that products which are otherwise banned to be imported are lying at NLC Container terminal.

MCC Preventive team examined the container and recovered 22 tons of acetic anhydride. The container was imported from Tanzania.  No one appeared claiming ownership of the goods and no Goods Declaration (GD) was filed for the clearance of goods.  Therefore,  Customs Appraisement East initiated the auction proceedings.

An FIR to this effect has been lodged and investigations are underway. Initial investigations found that the said container was to be transshipped to Sialkot dry port.

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