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Customs Intelligence frustrates smuggling attempt of electronic goods from Quetta into Karachi

Customs Intelligence frustrates smuggling attempt of electronic goods from Quetta into Karachi

KARACHI: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has foiled a bid to smuggle different electronic items including Plasma TVs, roof charging fans, different kinds of juicers and other goods worth Rs12.50million during a special checking.

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 electronic items from Quetta into Karachi.

He constituted a raiding team under the supervision of Superintendent Arif Ali and others. The team enhanced the surveillance near Bara Market Road and started searching of vehicles.

During the search operation, the team intercepted a truck bearing registration No: MGL-958 which was going out of Quetta.

During the checking, the customs team recovered 80 pieces of big screen TVs, 200 pieces of roof charging fans and 100 non-duty-paid juicers worth Rs12.50million. The customs team seized all the items and arrested two smugglers including a driver.

The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta registered an FIR against the smugglers and started investigations. The team also impounded a truck being used for smuggling.