QUETTA: Customs Quetta has seized smuggled goods including narcotics worth Rs152 million as Chief Collector Gul Rehman and Collector Irfan Javed are pursuing a rigorous anti-smuggling drive in line with the vision of PM Imran Khan.

According to details, Customs staff of Model Customs Collectorate (Enforcement & Compliance), Quetta posted at Check Post Nauttal   intercepted a 10 wheeler Truck carrying gravel.

Upon thorough examination of the vehicle the Customs staff at Check Post, Nuttal/DMJ found a concealment in the floor of the said vehicle  and recovered 430 kgs Hashish (Charas) hidden under the garb of gravel loaded in 10-Wheeler Truck. Total value of the case along with transporting vehicle is Rs96 million. The FIR is accordingly being lodged.

Upon directions of Federal Board of Revenue and Chief Collector (Balochistan) to intensify the anti-smuggling drive, Customs Check Post, Rakhani of MCC (Enforcement & Compliance), Quetta Balochistan has also seized 18 tons of almonds and tyres of different sizes worth Rs47 million.

Moreover, Customs Check Post, Lakpass of MCC (Enforcement & Compliance), Quetta Balochistan seized smuggled milk powder along with transporting vehicle worth Rs9.06 million. Further legal proceedings are underway.

An official said money laundering and smuggling was in government’s focus due to FATF. The official said smuggling has already been controlled to a significant extent, and as the border with Afghanistan is being fenced, this would eliminate smuggling up to 90 percent.