Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Excise Department on Friday seized 13000-kg of polythene at Lakhanpur Toll Post in Kathua district.
“In an endeavor to check the entry of banned items into the State, as per the directions of Talat Parvez Rohella, Excise Commissioner, J&K Government, the sleuths of Excise Department, foiled another major attempt of smuggling of Polythene into the State by seizing approximately 13000 kgs of banned polythene bags,” official spokesman here said.
He said that on subjecting a truck bearing (PB06E-8311), to physical check, after it reported at the Toll Post Lakhanpur for clearance, it was found loaded with polythene covered under ‘Maida’ and ‘Suji’ bags.
The goods were consigned to M/s Emm Vee Enterprises, Nehru Market, Ware House, Jammu, he added.
The spokesman said that the smugglers have adopted different methods of smuggling of polythene into the state but the excise sleuths have repeatedly thwarted their attempts by enhancing the vigil on ground and by developing a strong network of information gathering.
Mr Rohella, Excise Commissioner, while appreciating the team at Toll Post Lakhanpur for its sustained efforts to tackle the smugglers and criminals, has enjoined them to carry on their special drive to thwart the nefarious designs of all such smugglers in future also.