KARACHI: The Customs Collectorate Gwadar has foiled a smuggling attempt and seized 14-kilogram hashish in a raid. The value of the seized hashish in the international market is Rs1.5million.
According to details, Collector Gwadar Saeed Akram received a tip-off regarding the transportation of narcotics in Bara Area. He immediately constituted a team of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) to curb the smuggling bid.
The team, under the supervision of Inspector Sardar Qadeer, started a search operation in the Bara area. The customs team intercepted a passenger bus with registration No: LS-7643 and found the said quantity of hashish in the secret sockets of the bus. The bus was going from Gwadar to Thattha.
The team impounded the drugs with the passenger bus and arrested three persons including the bus driver and two cleaners who were identified as Driver Yahya Khan and Wajid Rehan and Waseem Lala.
The customs authorities also registered an FIR against the suspects and started investigations. Some persons, belonging to this gang of smugglers, were already arrested before a month. This raid is the 7th one during the month of July.