QUETTA: Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta has lodged an FIR against Haji Abdul Rauf and Kaleemullah.

Information was received through Director Intelligence & Investigation Quetta Muhamad Ismail to Deputy Director Amjad Hussain Rajper that a quantity of smuggled goods would be smuggled to Quetta through Hino truck.

Accordingly, a team comprising Intelligence Officers Hamid Habib and Maqbool Rindh and Sepoys was constituted to intercept the truck.

The suspected vehicle was intercepted near Air Port Road Quetta. Thorough search of the vehicle led to recovery of large quantity of smuggled cumin seed worth Rs20.6 million.

An FIR is lodged and investigation is underway.

It may be mentioned here that I&I Quetta has strengthened its network and keeping strict vigilance on the transportation routes to thwart any attempt of moving smuggled goods.

To recall, Federal government expressed concerns over the unchecked transportation of smuggled goods to the far flung areas of the country.

On the instructions of PM Imran Khan, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has sent a letter to MCC Quetta, MCC Hyderabad and MCC Multan, and warned that for any smuggled goods seized in Lahore, the supervisory officers in MCC Quetta, MCC Hyderabad and MCC Multan will be held responsible.

It may be mentioned here that these three Custom stations are very important as smuggled goods are transported from Quetta, Baluchistan via Hyderabad, Sindh to Multan, Punjab for onward distribution.

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