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Gwadar Customs officials arrest smugglers after exchange of firing

Gwadar Customs officials arrest smugglers after exchange of firing

GWADAR: Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Gwadar, during an anti-smuggling operation, has arrested smugglers of Afghan transit goods.

Chief Collector Enforcement South, Customs Collectorate Gwadar’s Anti-Smuggling Staff, acting on a tipoff, intercepted a couch loaded with Afghan transit smuggled goods like cigarettes and Gutka. The coach was escorted by a Toyota premio car, which opened fire on the Customs. The Customs staff, after exchange of heavy fire seized the pilot car and arrested two smugglers on the spot.

The Customs officials seized goods worth Rs21,830,500 and registered an FIR No 11/213 against the accused smugglers.

MCC Gwadar has jurisdiction over 640km of Coastline from Gaddani to Gwadar. Its jurisdiction includes the 350km long border with Iran. Model Customs Collectorate Gwadar consists of civil districts of Gwadar, Turbat, Panjgur, Lasbella and Awaran. There are also notified Customs ports in the jurisdiction of the Collectorate to facilitate international trade. These ports include, Gwadar, Gaddani, Sonmiani, Ormara, Pasni and Jiwani.