QUETTA: The Regional Directorate of Customs Intelligence & Investigation (I&I) in Quetta has seized various smuggled and non-duty paid items and vehicles worth over Rs 140 million in the first ten days of January 2024, as part of its ongoing crackdown against smuggling.

The seized items include six cars of different models, 8000 liters of Iranian diesel, 54 million rupees worth of crockery made of ceramic and glassware, and 45,000 kilograms of betel nuts.

The directorate said that the successful operations were carried out under the supervision of Nadeem Memon, Director of I&I Quetta, and with the assistance of Usman Aziz Sab, Deputy Director, and Hanif Kurd, Intelligence Officer. The directorate also acknowledged the guidance and support of Faiz Ahmad Chadhar, Director General of I&I Islamabad, who provided credible information to the Quetta team.

The directorate said that it is determined to curb the menace of smuggling and protect the national economy from the loss of revenue. It added that further proceedings in the cases have been initiated in accordance with the law.