KARACHI: Quetta Customs has foiled an attempt to smuggle narcotics and seized large quantity of opium and charas. The value of the seized goods is Rs110 million.
Chief Collector Baluchistan Gul Rehman has advised the formations to launch a crackdown the movement of smuggled goods including narcotics and diesel.
Information was passed through Collector Irfan Javed to Additional Collector Yasir Wahab Kalwar regarding movement of contraband items. A team led by Assistant Collector Umair Khan and comprising Superintendent Khursheed Husni, Inspectors Ali Ahmed Lehri, Nadeem Tahir, Sepoys Munir Ahmed, Inrahim Lehri etc. to conduct the operation.
Subsequently a truck loaded with sand was spotted and stopped at l check post in Dera Murad Jamali. The checking of the vehicle led to recovery of 370kg of charas and 8kg of opium, which were hidden in the secret cavities of the vehicle. The d of the vehicle managed to escape. The narcotics were to be smuggled to Europe.
It may be mentioned here that, large quantity of contrabands were seized at this same check post last month, after which checking and vigilance was increased.