KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Gwadar has been making all out efforts to uproot smuggling of non-duty paid and contraband items.

Collector Gwadar Saeed Akram has formed several anti-smuggling committees under the supervision of Deputy Collector Tauseef Gorchani. Even on gazetted holidays officers and officials of the Collectorate stay alert, an official said.

In the month of September, 2015 MCC Gwadar seized smuggled goods worth Rs70.53 millions.

Moreover, all the dumping places on Hub Dhureji road including Baloch Para, Gareebabad, Noorabad, Mari Chowk and Karimbabd and the dumpling places like Mir Jan Depot, Mir Baloch Depot and Rehman City RCD Highway were raided and 174,000 liters of High Speed Diesel (HSD) worth Rs10.44 million was seized from these dumping places.

Eight vehicles carrying 331,000 litres of smuggled HSD were also seized in the roadside seizures.  Total value of HSD and tankers in these cases come to Rs32.74millions.

Further, an attempt to smuggle large quantity of liquor from Fujera to Kappar and Pasni area of Gwadar district was foiled in a joint operation with Pakistan Maritime Security Agency.

In this operation 4512 bottles of whisky and 9408 cans of beer, valuing Rs21.43 million, were seized along with the boat valuing Rs5.0 million used for the transportation of these goods. Three smugglers were also arrested.

In another operation in the month of September, an attempt to smuggle large quantity of cigarettes and gutka was foiled and goods worth Rs5.45 million were seized.