MCC Quetta raids warehouse, recovers smuggled goods worth Rs100mn

QUETTA: MCC Quetta in an intelligence based joint operation with FC (North) raided a warehouse at Achakzai Market Satellite Town, Quetta and recovered smuggled goods along with the transportation vehicles worth Rs100 million.

On the directives of Advisor Finance Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Customs Quetta has sped up its anti-smuggling campaign. A very high profile and reputed officer Yakoob Mako is looking after both Appraisement and Preventive Quetta. Mako has assigned Additional Collector Yasir Kalwar and Deputy Collector Akbar Jan to further tighten the noose around smugglers.

The authorities have devised a strategy to inflict as much loss to the illegitimate traders so as to dissolve their network.

An official said as the borders with neighboring Iran and Afghanistan were closed, the flow of smuggling had reduced by at least 80 percent. Moreover, FC now has anti-smuggling powers and they are very active.

The official said huge quantity of goods was stocked at warehouses across Baluchistan, which was now being transported to other parts of the city. In Baluchistan, Vinder city is the hub of warehouses housing smuggled goods.

The operation at Achakzai Market Satellite Town Quetta lasted for nine hours and recovered goods include fabric, cigarettes, betel nut, tyres, body spray, NCP Heavy bike (Suzuki SV-1000), crystal menthol, thread, three Hino trailers and three containers.

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