4346 willow clefts seized in Kathua
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4346 willow clefts seized in Kathua

Sleuths of J&K Police and the Excise department today seized more than four thousand willow clefts which were being illegally smuggled from the Kashmir valley to Kathua, officials said.

Sleuths of J&K Police and the Excise department today seized more than four thousand willow clefts which were being illegally smuggled from the Kashmir valley to Kathua, officials said.

An official spokesman said a team of officials seized a truck (JK08D-8597)loaded with 4346 willow clefts, here, which were being transported in the garb of almond kernels.

"As per the documents produced by the driver of the vehicle, it was loaded with almond kernels" consigned by M/s Amrik Trading Company, Narwal Morh, Jammu to M/s Om Shiv Trading Company, Delhi, vide GR No.2002 dated 14.08.2015 through M/s Sarkaria Roadlines, Transport Nagar, Jammu. However, on physical checking, it was found to be loaded with willow clefts. The driver was trying to export willow cleft in the garb of almond kernels which is a non-tollable item", the spokesman said in a statement.

He said the driver of the vehicle tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended by the active sleuths of Excise and Police. The vehicle alongwith the goods (willow clefts) has been seized by the Police department, he added.

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