Customs Quetta expedites anti-smuggling drive

QUETTA: Customs Quetta has expedited the campaign against smuggling, as Chief Collector Gul Rehman and Collector Irfan Javed are taking personal interest in the ongoing campaign visiting various Custom stations and check post across the province to boost morale of the staff.

Irfan Javed has advised Additional Collector Yasir Kalwar and Deputy Collector Akbar Jan to keep strict vigilance on the movement of smuggled goods and also keep an eye on the staff to avoid any nexus between the smugglers and Customs officials.

During ongoing drive, Customs Quetta seized large quantity of smuggled goods including cloth, tiles, blankets, betel nut etc worth Rs100 million at Darakhshan check post. These goods were being transported to inner country.

Upon directions of Federal Board of Revenue and Chief Collector Gul Rehman to intensify the anti-smuggling drive, Customs Check Post Lakpass with the assistance of Frontier Corps Balochistan seized 195,000 liters of Iranian Diesel loaded in six transporting vehicles.

In another operation, 200,000 liters of smuggled diesel was seized along with six tankers, as well as three NCP vehicles worth Rs80 million.

In addition, 17 tons of betel nut and three non-custom-paid vehicles were also seized at Lakpas worth Rs19 million.

Since, the Customs Quetta has expedited its efforts against NCP vehicles, a raid was conducted on showrooms at Airport Road housing NCP vehicles.

A huge mob gathered during the operation but were successfully tackled on ground.

FIR is being lodged against showroom owners.

During the operation  luxury  vehicles like Land Cruisers like V8, Premio car, Honda Cross Road, Toyota Double cabins , Axio car and Suzuki cars were recovered. The approximate value of seized goods Is approximately RS. 120 million.

The operation has become possible due to close coordination between LEAs using the forum of Task forces notified by the Fedeal Govt.

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