KARACHI: The Customs Collectorate Gwadar has impounded different types of vehicles chassis, tyres and alloy rim, radiator worth more than Rs 9.58 million on Wednesday.
Sources told Customs Today that on the directives of the Deputy Collector Gwadar Junaid Mehmood , operation against smuggled items and non-duty paid luxury vehicles is going on in full swing and several raids have been conducted in December. The operation is still going on in the current month of January.
Sources said that on Wednesday morning deputy collector Gwadar constituted a team of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) under the supervision of Customs Preventive Inspector Junaid ur Rehman and others. The team, during a search operation on Gwadar highway, intercepted a truck bearing registration GBS-743 which was going out of the city.
During the raids, the customs team impounded four vehicles chassis, 25 tyres, a number of imported alloy rim, and some radiators worth Rs9.58 million.
The customs team arrested two smugglers who were involved in smuggling and registered an FIR against the accused persons and started investigations, later the accused persons identified as Sabahat Khan and Noor Alam. Customs team also impounded the truck which was being used for smuggling.
It is necessary to mention here that during last week Customs Collectorate Gwadar has impounded different type of fabrics include( Iranian bed sheets and Indian silk fabrics worth more than Rs 6 million, and last raid Customs Collectorate has impounded electronics items and some vehicles accessories worth Rs 6.58 million.