QUETTA: The Regional Directorate of Customs Intelligence & Investigation (I&I) Quetta, on the basis of credible information provided by Mr Faiz Ahmad Chadhar, Director General, I&I, Islamabad, conducted two successful raids on Friday, December 16, 2023, and confiscated various smuggled and non-duty paid items and vehicles worth over 39 million rupees.
On the instructions of Director I&I Quetta Nadeem Memon, Deputy Director Sohail Ahmed formed the ASO team. The first raid was carried out at a godown near Sariab Road, where the officials seized 285 bags of China salt, 16 engines without gear head, 60 bags of urea, 105 bags of betel nuts, and 570 bags of sugar. The total value of the seized goods was estimated at 23.4 million rupees.
The second raid was conducted at a warehouse near Kuchlak Road, where the officials recovered 410 bags of sugar, 10 mixed shock absorbers, 130 bags of brown sugar, 130 bags of cat food, 35 cartons of pine cigarettes, 5 cartons of Esse cigarettes, and 298 cans of petrol. The total value of the seized goods was estimated at 16.2 million rupees.
The Customs I&I Quetta said that the smuggled and non-duty paid items and vehicles were brought into the country through illegal routes and were intended to be sold in the local markets. The officials said that further proceedings in the cases have been initiated in accordance with the law and that the department is committed to curb the menace of smuggling and protect the national economy.