GWADAR: The Customs Collectorate Gwadar has impounded a large quantity of smuggling hashish and bottles of wine worth Rs06.50million on Friday.
Sources told Customs Today that Deputy Collector Gwadar received secret information that some smugglers are trying to smuggle hashish and wine from Jeewani area.
He constituted a raiding team of the Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) under the supervision of Customs Preventive Inspector Ghafoor Ahmed and others. The team, during a search operation in Jeewani area, intercepted a boat.
During the search operation, the team impounded 25kg hashish (Packaged in 1kg packets) and about 50 bottles of international brands’ wines valued at Rs06.50million.
The team took into possession all the smuggling items and boat and arrested two smugglers. The customs team also registered an FIR against the accused persons and started investigations.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Customs Collectorate Gwadar has impounded non-duty-paid split air-conditioners and their parts before four days. The price of the confiscated items was Rs05million.