ISLAMABAD: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has seized 224 kilogram of chars and opium worth of Rs.20 million along with vehicle after heavy cross firing from Balkasar Kalar Kahar.
Sources told Customs Today Collector Zulafaqar Ali Chaudhry received credible information about smuggling of narcotics through motorway. He immediately constituted a team under the supervision of Additional Collector Ishfaque Khan. The team established a checking post at Motorway near Belkasar Interchange and started checking of vehicles. The team intercepted a black Toyota Corolla car bearing registration no: LED 6295 . The driver of the vehicle ignored the signal and tried to run away. Superintendent Abid in his vehicle started chasing the vehicle.
After long chase the ASO staff intercepted the Toyota Corolla car near Nila Tola (Kalar Khar) while two smugglers fled from the scene leaving behind vehicle.
Abid told that the smugglers were continually firing on the Customs squad while they were running to park the vehicle, he added that no injury was registered, after interception of the said vehicle the ASO staff search the vehicle and recovered 187 kilogram of chars and 37 kilogram of opium which was tactfully hidden in the vehicle.
He said that Collector Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhary appreciated the ASO staff who took a wonderful seizer after a long time, he added that the estimated price of seized narcotics is estimated around Rs.20 million.
The staff took part in said seized was comprised Superintendent Malik Abid Hussain and Farrukh Hussain Satti, Inspectors Hafeez, Arshad Butt, Syed Wajhie, Syed Muhammad Ali, Arshad bin Inam and Syed bin Inam.