Customs Quetta recovers smuggled betel nut, gutka and cigarette worth Rs300 million

QUETTA: Model Customs Quetta in a joint operation with FC recovered large quantity of smuggled goods including betel but, gutka and cigarettes worth Rs300 million near Afghan Border Sarlat area.

After strict directions from Federal Government regarding smuggling, a special wave of anti smuggling is undergoing directed by member customs operation Tariq Huda.

Chief Collector Baluchistan Dr. Saifuddin Jonejo, Collector Preventive Irfan Javed directed all anti smuggling staff to tighten the vigilance. Therefore, Additional Collector Yasir Wahab Kulwar, Deputy Collector Akbar Jan and Assistant Collector Hameer Khan established special anti smuggling expert team under the leadership of Saleem Mandokhal Superintendent and Inspector Fareed Rind.

Subsequently, it was known that certain elements are dumping foreign origin goods near Afghan border Sarlat, 22 km away from Nushki.

Customs along with FC conducted a raid and recovered 180 tons betel nuts, huge quantity of gutka and cigarettes.

This is one of the biggest betel nuts recovery case. Special customs squads recovered around 1000 tons of betel nut during the last 8 months. Higher Customs authorities appreciated all officers and especially field officers.

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