Jammu, Dec 31: The sleuths of Jammu’s Excise Department foiled a major attempt of smuggling Polythene into Jammu at Lakhanpur-Punjab border in Kathua, by seizing about 5700-kgs of polythene concealed in medicinal bags.

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An Excise dept official told the media that their officers on subjecting a truck bearing registration No.PB10HQ4255, to physical check, after it reported at the Toll Post Lakhanpur for clearance, it was found loaded with polythene hidden in 190 bags of medicine. The goods were consigned to Jammu from Punjab’s Ludhiana district.

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“Our excise department in Jammu has its own laws and regulations and we are preparing details of the confiscated goods, after which we will penalised the culprits then we will forward the seized goods to anti- pollution control dept of Jammu for further proceedings. Later, on the completion of this matter we will also intimate the media about our advances.

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Aman Zutshi