KARACHI: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta confiscated non-duty-paid electronic items including computer monitors, cables, LED TVs, non-duty-paid split air-conditioners, perfumes and cosmetics worth Rs6.50million on Tuesday.
Sources told Customs Today that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Irfan Javed received a tip-off that some smugglers are trying to smuggle electronic goods from Quetta into different cities.
He immediately constituted a raiding team. Team In-Charge Asif Ghafoor and others enhanced the surveillance on highway near Bara Market and started searching of the vehicles.
During the search operation, the team intercepted a truck bearing registration No: GSL-645 which was going out of the Quetta city. During the checking, the customs team recovered 30 sets of LED TV, 30 pieces of German made non-duty-paid split air-conditioners, different types of computer cables, 100 bottles of perfumes and cosmetic items valued at Rs6.50million.
The customs team seized all the articles and arrested two smugglers who were claiming the ownership of the smuggling items. They were identified as Munir Ali and Hamza Yaseen Khan.
The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta registered an FIR against the held smugglers and started more investigation.
Sources said Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta have already apprehended more than four smugglers. The Intelligence and Investigation Quetta has planed a special operation against the non-custom-paid luxury vehicles in the 3rd week of January 2018.
It is necessary to mention here that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta Irfan Javed showed very excellent performance against the non-custom-paid luxury vehicles in the month of November and December.