KARACHI: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta took into possession a large number of computer accessories including 27-inch monitors and imported laptops worth Rs9.50million.
Sources told Customs Today that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta Muhammad Akram Ch received a tip-off that some smugglers are trying to smuggle said goods from Quetta into different cities.
He immediately constituted a raiding team. Team In-Charge, Preventive, Wajid-ur-Rehman and others enhanced the surveillance on the Quetta Highway and started searching vehicles.
During the search operation, the team intercepted a truck bearing registration No: J-2361 which was going from Quetta to other cities.
During the checking, the customs team recovered 200 monitors, 60 laptop systems and other accessories priced at Rs9.50million. The customs team seized all the items and arrested three smugglers including a driver who were later identified as Shamim Lala, Nazar Niaz and Arfat Banori.
The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta registered an FIR against the smugglers and started investigations. The team also impounded the truck being used for smuggling.
Sources said new Intelligence and Investigation Collector Quetta Muhammad Akram Ch will start operation against non-duty-paid luxury vehicles in the next month.
It may be remembered that Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation confiscated a large quantity of Iranian shawls and blankets valued at Rs7.50million and apprehended three smugglers identified as Mukkaram Ali, Sarwar and Kamran Lashari.