KARACHI: Collector Gwadar Feroz Alam Junejo has initiated a crackdown against the smugglers of Irani diesel and huge quantity of smuggled commodity has been seized.

On information received by the MCC Gwadar that huge quantity of Iranian Origin smuggled high Speed Diesel would be smuggled on the passenger coach / bus. Therefore, on the direction of Collector, MCC Gwadar, a raiding team under Supervision of Assistant Collector Kaleemullah and Superintendent  Muhammad Saleem Khokhar Mobile Squad Khurkhara was constituted to thwart such bid.

The team remained in the field for two days and made continuous vigilance of the passenger buses on RCD Highway. As a result of such strategy, the efforts were materialized and the Model Customs Collectorate, Gwadar foiled bid of smuggling of Iranian Origin High Speed Diesel near Winder after chasing long from Zero Point.

A passenger bus bearing coming from Makran Side on RCD Highway, was signaled to stop at Khurkhera Mobile Post but instead of stopping the driver of the vehicle accelerated its speed. The Customs Staff chased the vehicle which was found parked near winder. Driver of the said vehicle succeeded in escaping by taking the advantage of darkness before reaching of Customs staff on the spot.

No one came forward to claim the parked vehicle. The cursory search of the bus resulted in recovery of 10,000 Liters of Iranian Origin Smuggled High Speed Diesel in different fitted tanks in the coach. Total Market value of the seized HSD is Rs.0.6 million. The value of passenger bus has been taken as Rs.4.0 million. Total value of the seizure is Rs.4.6 million.

FIR in the above case has been lodged and further investigations are underway.