GWADAR: The Customs Collectorate Gwadar has impounded huge quantity of smuggled items which included Iranian diesel, Indian silk, Iranian brake oil, computer accessories, electronics items, imported watches, fine quality of hashish, cameras, chassis, tires and other different non duty paid items worth Rs 28.35 million in the first 20 days of January 2018.
Sources told Customs Today that Customs Collectorate has impounded different type of Iranian Lattha and Indian silk worth more than Rs 9.58 million on Saturday morning.
Sources told , 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 during previous month of December and operation of smuggled items will be continue on current month of January.
Sources told that on Saturday morning deputy collector Gwadar constituted a team of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) under the supervision of Customs Preventive Inspector Mushahid Ali and others. The team, during a search operation on Gwadar Road, intercepted a truck bearing registration GBK-3725 which was going out of the city.
During the raids, the customs team impounded 30,000 meter Iranian Lattha (packing 25 meter) 5,000 meters Indian silk worth Rs 9.58 million.
The customs team arrested three smugglers who were involved in smuggling and registered an FIR against the accused persons and started investigations. It is necessary to mention here that this raid is the 7th raid conducted during the month of January.