GUWAHATI, Sept 21 : Vietnam-made smuggled goods continue to make inroads into the Indian market via Guwahati with sleuths of the Customs department once again seizing an illegal consignment worth nearly Rs 40 lakh.
The seizure, according to sources, was made by the Customs department from the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport on September 17. It was seized from a Delhi-bound flight and the cargo had originated from Imphal.
Sleuths based outside Guwahati are also cracking the whip on such smugglers in a coordinated manner, leading to a series of seizures in the recent months.
The smuggled goods, which include shoes and sewing machine needles, were without any valid documents.
�Some of the seized shoes, which were seized by the Customs department, are yet to be launched in India. It is an inter-country racket smuggling goods through the North East,� the sources pointed out, adding that in the last one year or so, smuggled items worth over Rs 2 crore have been seized.