QUETTA: In line with the directive of Member Customs Mukaram Jah Ansari and Chief Collector Baluchistan Mohammad Saleem, Customs Quetta is pursuing a rigorous anti-smuggling drive. The intensified efforts have resulted in significant seizures and the recovery of illicit goods with an estimated value of Rs 300 million.
The Noshki field enforcement unit played a crucial role in apprehending the smugglers. During a targeted operation, the unit successfully seized a staggering 11,000 parcels of sugar, 3537 bags of urea along with 10 NCP vehicles, tyres, and FO cigarettes etc. Furthermore, customs officials also confiscated substantial amounts of betel nut, ladies sandals electronics, urea, and fuel. A 10-wheeler truck was also seized.
The seizure of these illegal goods serves as a stern warning to smugglers operating in the region, highlighting the government’s unwavering commitment to combating illicit trade. The confiscated sugar, in particular, is expected to significantly impact the smuggling network across the province.
The successful operation was carried out under the direct supervision of Collector Enforcement Quetta Irfan ur Rehman and Additional Collector Umer Shafiq. The meticulous planning and execution of the operation were led by Assistant Collector Haseeb Ahmed and his diligent team, comprising inspectors Asif Rafiq Sindhu, Nazeer Kurd and Ayaz Khan.
Customs Quetta’s proactive stance against smuggling activities is in line with the government’s larger agenda to safeguard the country’s economy and protect local industries from unfair competition. The seized goods, once properly documented and accounted for, will be handed over to relevant authorities for further legal proceedings.
Customs Enforcement Quetta has eliminated almost all smuggling through the roads and highways.
Only movement of smuggled goods is restricted to katcha area, which is highly volatile as far as security, law and order is concerned.
Customs can’t control these area without outright assistance of law enforcement and security agencies.
The Customs Quetta officials have expressed their commitment to maintaining the momentum and intensifying their efforts to dismantle smuggling networks across the region.