PESHAWAR: The Customs staff at Torkham Gate aborted another smuggling attempt of 312 gram gold on Tuesday by following the directives of Deputy Collector Torkham Customs Station who had received a tip-off about the smuggler.
According to official sources, Customs staff acted upon the information received about a man to have the gold in his bag traveling to Pakistan from Afghanistan.
The Customs staff became alert to trace the smuggler for which they had to search everybody crossing the Torkham Gate on said day from early morning.
In the mid noon, a man appeared with a bag in his hand. Smuggler Abdul Hadi was thoroughly searched and found with the said quantity of gold, so he was apprehended on the spot. A case was filed against him according to the Customs Act of 1969.
This has been a second attempt frustrated by the Customs staff at Torkham during the month of August FY2017-2018 which will add extra amount to the revenue collection of this month.
The Deputy Collector appreciated the Customs staff and remarked that the increasing attempts to smuggle gold, silver and other valuable goods predicts that the people on both sides of the border are in search of finding a way for smuggling goods across the border for which primitive steps are needed to be taken in order to break the chain of smugglers.
He strictly directed the Customs staff at Torkham Gate that goods be impounded to help national exchequer increase the collection.
He said no efforts will be spared to give a hard time to the smugglers who are busy in making money through illegal means.