GWADAR: In a major crackdown on smuggling activities, the Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation Customs, Gwadar, under the leadership of DG Faiz Ahmed and Director Jamshed Talpur, has successfully conducted a series of anti-smuggling operations. The collaborative efforts with the District Police and Frontier Corps over the past two days have led to significant seizures of contraband goods.

On April 24, 2024, acting on intelligence, a team from the Directorate, alongside the Intelligence Bureau and District Police Hub, raided a warehouse in Emarat City, District Hub. The operation resulted in the recovery of approximately 15.25 tons of smuggled betel nuts and 4,490 kilograms of parachute cloth, valued at Rs. 63.546 million. The goods were transported to Customs House Gadani for examination and legal action.

The following day, the Directorate, with the support of Frontier Corps and local police, executed another raid in the same locality. This operation yielded 11.421 tons of betel nuts, monosodium glutamate, cutch blocks, plastic shoppers, tiles border, and mixed cloth, with a combined value of Rs. 54.87 million.

On the night of April 25, 2024, the Directorate seized 4,000 liters of smuggled High-Speed Diesel (HSD) concealed within a Hino Truck’s secret tanks. The total value of the seized HSD and vehicle is estimated at Rs. 6.92 million.

The grand total of all seizures amounts to Rs. 125.329 million. The Directorate has initiated further legal proceedings against the involved parties.

These operations represent a substantial blow to the regional smuggling networks and underscore the commitment of Customs authorities to protect the nation’s borders and economy. The government’s firm stance against smuggling is evident in these successful interventions, which aim to curb the illegal trade of various goods across the country’s borders.