HYDERABAD: The Customs Collectorate Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) foiled a bid to smuggle 451 kilograms of charas near Khairpur City during the first two weeks of November and arrested an accused identified who was later identified as Shah Muhammad.
According to details, Collector Customs Hyderabad Akhlaq Ahmad Khattak received credible information about some narcotics smuggling attempts. He immediately directed all anti smuggling squads to enhance their checking on main entry and exit points of the city.
The ASO team headed by Additional Collector Dr Aamer Nawaz Hamid and Aziz Ahmed Katpar some inspectors and sepoys participated in the action.
During the snap checking of the vehicles a passenger bus coming from Quetta was signaled to stop for checking while during checking the customs staff led by Assistant Collector Imtiaz Ahmed comprising Inspector Aziz Ahmed Katper recovered huge packets containing contraband charas hidden in secret parts of the driver’s seat.
According to Incharge Customs Check post Jacobabad, Inspector Aziz Ahmed Katpar, the team intercepted a bus Daewoo Bering registration NO- L Z R 2620 and recovered 255 kilogram of fine quality char. The value of the seized charas in the international market stands more than Rs 15 million
While before another operation customs staff intercepted a Toyota Corolla saloon car bearing registration NO- BCE 599 Model 2014 at Indus Highway near Kharpur city and recovered 196 kilograms of the charas. The car was coming from Quetta via Kashmore district.
It is necessary to mention here that Customs Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattak directed all field staff to use all available resources to curb smuggling in the region. Sources told that due to strict measures adopted by Customs Collectorate there is marginable decrease is being witnessed in the smuggling attempts.