KARACHI: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigations Quetta expedited its efforts to prevent the smugglings. The collectorate seized smuggling items worth Rs28.2million in the last month of August. The items confiscated include Iranian diesel, Iranian juices, large number of non-duty-paid mobile phones, electronic goods, fake number-plates, and other different things.
Sources told reporter that Deputy Collector Customs Preventive Junaid Mehmood received a tip-off that some smugglers are trying to smuggle the white and black plastic powder from Afghanistan into Quetta via main Quetta Highway.
He immediately constituted a raiding team. The team enhanced the vigilance in the area of Highway and started searching operation of vehicles. After some time, the team intercepted a truck with registration No: LBA-348.
During the checking, custom officers recovered 100 big shoppers of white and black plastic powder in the truck. The team took into possession all the shoppers of the plastic powder. The market value of the seized items is Rs2million. Sources said two persons, including truck driver, have been apprehended.