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Customs I & I Quetta seizes 150 contraband tyres, hashish priced at Rs11.58m

Customs I & I Quetta seizes 150 contraband tyres, hashish priced at Rs11.58m

KARACHI: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta confiscated a large quantity of tyres worth Rs5million.

Sources told reporter that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta Irfan Javed received a tip-off that some smugglers are trying to smuggle non-duty-paid tyres from Quetta into different cities.

He immediately constituted a raiding team. Team In-Charge, Preventive, Shafiq-ur-Rehman and others, enhanced surveillance on the Quetta Highway and started searching vehicles.

During the search operation, the team intercepted a truck bearing registration No: QK-2764 which was going out of the Quetta city.

During the checking, the customs team recovered 150 non-duty-paid tyres. The customs team seized all the tyres and arrested two smugglers including a driver.

The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta registered an FIR against the smugglers and started investigations. Smugglers were identified as Waseem and Tajj Uddin.

Earlier, the Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta impounded a reasonable quantity of hashish worth Rs6.58million and apprehended two smugglers.