QUETTA: Customs Quetta has seized large quantity of smuggled goods including narcotics and non-custom-paid vehicles. The value of seized goods is Rs200 million approximately.
On the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chef Collector Gul Rehman and Collector Quetta Irfan Javed have increased the vigilance on the transportation routes to thwart any attempt of moving smuggled goods.
Additional Collector Yaseer Wahab Kalwar, Deputy Collectors Akbar Jan and Malik Muhammad Ahmed have strengthened the intelligence network.
The Customs staff intercepted a vehicle at Darakhshan check post and recovered 90 KG of charas from the secret cavities of the vehicle. The narcotics were being transported to interior country. A case has been registered and investigations are underway.
Moreover, Customs staff in separate operations at Dr. Abdul Qudoos Sheikh check post, Nokandi, Rakhni and Chaman seized large quantity of smuggled goods including 16,000 liters of smuggled diesel, 10 tons of cloth, 3 tons of betel nut, tyres, auto parts, cigarettes and 41 NCP vehicles.
Superintendent Tariq Sultan, Inspectors Shehzad Akhtar, Zaman Mazari and Ishaque George took part in the operations.
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.