KARACHI: The Directorate, Customs Intelligence and Investigation, Quetta, frustrated a smuggling bid of a non-duty-paid branded Blood Pressure (BP) apparatus and diabetes checking machines priced at Rs6.50million.
Sources told Customs Today that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta Muhammad Akram Chaudhary received a tip-off that some smugglers are trying to smuggle medical accessories including non-duty-paid branded BP apparatus and diabetes checking machines from Quetta.
He constituted a raiding team under the supervision of Superintendent Shaikh Inam and others. The team enhanced the surveillance on Quetta Highway Road and started the search of vehicles.
The team intercepted a truck bearing registration No: GKS-3726 which was going from Quetta into Karachi loaded with animal fodders. During the checking, the customs team recovered 2000 sets of BP apparatus and 2500 piece of imported diabetes checking machines valued at Rs6.50million.
The customs team impounded all the medical accessories and a truck used in the smuggling and arrested three smugglers including a driver. Sources said that an FIR will be lodged after 48 hours.