QUETTA: Customs Enforcement Quetta has seized large amount of smuggled goods worth Rs130 million during the outgoing week as the anti-smuggling drive has gained pace.
On the directives of Chairman FBR Asim Ahmeda nd Member Customs Mukarram Jah Ansari, Chief Collector Baluchistan Abdul Qadir Memom and Collector Quetta Samiullah made record cases against the smugglers and effectively neutralized the Sanjrani network.
Under the supervision of Additional Collector Moen Afzal and Aftabullah Shah, Deputy/Assistant Collectors and the Anti-Smuggling field enforcement units and mobile squads are actively taking part in the this renewed anti-smuggling drive in the province.
Customs Quetta setup snap checking on various highways and roads, which resulted identification of several non-custom-paid vehicles, which were seized. Value of the seized vehicles is Rs45 million.
Moreover, a raid was conducted at a warehouse in Hazar Ganji, and large quantity of foreign origin smuggled goods including betel nut, Chinese salt and cloth were seized.
9.0 tons of betel nut was recovered from a passenger bus near Soorab. Similarly, large number of mobile sets, cloth, betel nut, cigarettes, auto parts from passenger buses at Lakpas. One NCP vehicle was also seized.
Large quantity of miscellaneous qoods were seized in various operations at Dalbandin, Ziarat Cross, Yaro, and Mingora.