KARACHI: MCC Quetta has made significant progress in the campaign against smuggling and made 19 seizures recovering smuggled goods worth Rs309 million during the month of April so far.
The seized goods include vehicles, vegetable ghee oil, urea fertilizer, tyres, tubes, toiletries, detergents, soaps, shampoo, tea, lubricants, medicine, liquor, cloth, cigarette, carpets, blankets and auto parts and other miscellaneous goods.
It may be mentioned here that Frontier Constabulary (FC) is extending all helping hand in the anti-smuggling campaign being pursued by Customs. IG FC Balochistan Maj. Gen Sher Afghan and Colonel Sajjad Sabir are in close coordination with Customs authorities.
Meanwhile, Customs has forwarded a proposal to Chief Secretary Balochistan that officials of Customs, FC and Levies should be posted at FC check posts of Garang and Sheila Bagh.
As there are reports that one GD is used many times and smuggled goods are passed through check posts on the basis on one GD, which is used repeatedly to hoodwink the authorities. Chief Collector Enforcement Zahid Khokhar and Collector Quetta Saeed Jadoon have agreed on the strategy that officials at check posts including Rakhni, Bolan and Darakhshan posts would impose a stamp with date so that these GDs are not used more than once.
Moreover, the photo of stamped GD would be sent instantly to collector Quetta Saeed Jadoon, Additional Collector Dr. Fareed and Deputy Collector ASO Amanullah Tareen.
It may be mentioned here that the campaign against smuggling has chokes funding of terrorist groups and there has been a visible reduction in untoward happening in Balochistan.