MCC Quetta seizes smuggled goods from pilgrim buses coming from Iran

KARACHI: MCC Quetta has seized huge quantity of foreign origin goods, which were being smuggled into Pakistan from Iran under the garb of pilgrim passenger/baggage. Authorities have also seized three buses and lodged Advance Information Report (AIRs) against drivers of these three buses.

According to details, Collector Quetta Saeed Jadoon had information that goods are being smuggled into the country under the garb of passenger baggage. Subsequently, Assistant Collector Mahabat Khan Mandokhail kept strict vigilance on the pilgrim/passenger buses coming from Iran.

The officials including Superintendent Ghazi Khan, Deputy Superintendents Saifullah Khan, Khursheed Hasni and Mohammad Yousaf Khan and others intercepted three separate buses. The buses were brought to Custom House Taftan and resulted in recovery of commercial quantities of foreign origin goods while the number of passengers in these buses were quite low.

The seized goods including carpets, detergents, shampoos, sweaters, tyres, gas burners, electric wires, dinner sets, electronics, fabric and plastic household goods worth Rs31.5 million.

AIRs have been lodged against the drivers of these buses and investigations are underway.

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