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WAREHOUSE. A place adapted to the reception and storage of goods and merchandise. 9 Shepl. 47.
     2. The act of congress of February 25, 1799, 1 Story's Laws U. S. 565, authorizes the purchase of suitable warehouses, where goods may be unladen and deposited from any vessel which shall be subject to quarantine or other restraint, pursuant to the health laws of any state, at such convenient place or places as the safety of the revenue and the observance of such health laws may require.
     3. And the act of 2d March, 1799, s. 62, 1 Story's Laws U. S. 627, authorizes an importer of goods, instead of, securing the duties to be paid to the United States, to deposit so much of such goods as the collector may in his judgment deem sufficient security for the duties and the charges of safe keeping, for which the importer shall give his own bond; which goods shall be kept by the collector with due care, at the expense and risk of the party on whose account they have been deposited, until the sum specified, in such bond becomes due; when, if such sum shall not be paid, so much of such deposited goods shall be sold at public sale, and the proceeds, charges of safe keeping and sale being deducted, shall be applied to the payment of such sum, rendering the overplus, and the residue of the goods so deposited, if there be any, to the depositor or his representatives.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The godowns were closed last year by a multi agency team led by KEBS and KRA probing contraband sugar suspected to be contaminated with mercury and copper.
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Now the problem of plenty has forced the FCI godowns in Kerala and neighbouring states to divert their stock to Olavakode godown, the largest in the region, despite the plea from officials that they don't have the space to accommodate their own quota of grains.
Similarly, a raid was also conducted on Badah Godown Larkana where the NAB team found 35,000 wheat bags instead of 235,000 as per the record.
It is not clear if there were people inside the godown and when and how the fire broke out, according to sources.
In line with the on-going crackdown against hoarders and profiteers, the raid was conducted on a tip off, at the godown of a cotton factory, at Chak 23/10-R, few kilometres away from Khanewal city, official sources said.
Further, raid was also conducted on Badah Godown, Larkana and as per record 235,000 PP bags of wheat and 35,000 should have been existed in the godown but on ground there are around 40,000 PP bags of wheat and 5000 jute bags of wheat existed.
The fire occurred at the Metro Shoe godown, and according to fire station officials, it took eight fire tenders to bring the blaze under control.
Similarly, the food inspector recovered 2,000 bags of sugar from the godown of Seth Ghafoor near Adda Lundianwala.
JOHI -- A team of the Anti-Corruption Department led by Deputy Director Zamir Hussain Abbasi conducted a raid in the godown of the Food Department in Johi on Thursday.
SHIKARPUR -- The fire erupted in a godown of Bismiallah general store at congested area of Lakhi gate Shikarpur on Tuesday.