QUETTA: Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta has expedited efforts against movement of smuggled goods and seized smuggled diesel engines, chassis and other automobile parts worth Rs30 million.

Information was passed through Director, Intelligence & Investigation -Customs, Quetta, Muhammad Ismail to Additional Director Abdul Hayee Shaikh regarding movement of smuggled goods.

Deputy Director Ch. Fahad Bashir formed a team comprising IOs Hamid Habib, Shafat Ali and others, which intercepted a truck alongwith container apparently loaded with foreign origin goods.

The truck looked suspicious. Therefore, the truck and goods were detained and brought to the Aryana Warehouse, Quetta for further probe. At State warehouse, a thorough examination led to recovery of smuggled old/used diesel engines with gears, old & used HTV/LTV chassis frames, crane machinery parts, and large quantity of other auto parts and accessories worth Rs30 million.

Moreover, I&I Quetta also seized goods worth Rs72 million in well-executed operations in the last week of July 2022. On the instructions of Director Muhammad Ismail, Additional Director Abdul Hayee Shaikh and Deputy Director have tightened the monitoring and further strengthened the intelligence network. The team comprising IOs Hamid Habib, Shafat Ali and others have displayed exemplary performance, which led to significant increase the in seizure cases of smuggled goods.

The seized goods include dry fruits, spices, diesel and vehicles. It may be mentioned here that despite shortage of resources and human resource, I&I Quetta has been quiet efficient against smuggling and made several cases. With noose tightened around smuggling, a lot of imports have switched to legal channels.