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Gwadar Customs recovers smuggled cigarettes & gutka worth Rs5.36m  

Gwadar Customs recovers smuggled cigarettes & gutka worth Rs5.36m  

GWADAR: Collectorate of Customs team recovered different brands of cigarettes and Indian gutka worth more than Rs 5.36 million on 2nd January.

Sources told Customs Today that Deputy Collector Junaid Mehmood received information that some smugglers are trying to smuggle non-duty paid international brand cigarettes and Indian gutkha from Gwadar to Karachi.

Sources said a team of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) under the supervision of Customs Preventive Inspector Shah Hussain Abroo and others was constituted. The team, during a search operation, intercepted a truck bearing registration no: LDG.9573 which was going out of the city.

During the raids, the customs team impounded 200 cartons of international cigarettes, big quantity of Indian gutkha worth Rs5.36 million. The customs team also arrested two smugglers who were involved in smuggling and started investigations.

It is necessary to mention here that Customs Collectorate has impounded different types of computer accessories worth more than Rs4.26 million, including 50 LED flat screen monitors, 25 laptop Acer brand,500 ( 4GB Laptop Ram) and huge quantity of data cables hard wire worth 4.26 during the last week of December.