GWADAR: Customs Gwadar in a coordinated operation with Pakistan Navy in sea has seized foreign origin whisky, vodka and wine worth Rs61.36 million. A commercial motor boat worth Rs8.0 million was also seized.
Information was received from the Collector Gwadar Chaudry Javed that an attempt would be made to smuggle imported liquor into the country via sea.
Therefore a strategy was devised to coordinate with Pakistan Navy, near Sonmiani (Daam) to foil the attempt of liquor smuggling.
On the basis of information coordinated operation was carried out by the ASO, Khurkkiera and Pakistan Navy which resulted into the recovery of goods/boat and arrest of accused persons.
The possession of liquor, commercial motor boat and arrested persons were handed over at Somniani Damn by Pakistan Navy to Custom Mobile Squad.
The smuggled liquor and boat were seized. Further, investigation would be carried out by the Investigation & Prosecution Branch of the Collectors of Customs, Gwadar. FIR is lodged accordingly.
Chief Collector Muhammad Sadiq, Collector Chaudry Javed, Additional collector Kamran Ali Rana appreciated the work of Deputy Collector Farhatullah Khan, Superintendent Nisar Sheikh and the team.