KARACHI: The Customs Collectorate Quetta foiled a smuggling attempt and seized 20 kilogram narcotics and 200 box of smuggled break oil in two different operations.
According to details, Deputy Collector Customs Preventive Junaid Mehmood received a tip-off regarding transportation of smuggled goods. He immediately constituted a team to curb the smuggling attempt. The team, under Junaid’s supervision, started searching vehicles somewhere around Noshki. While searching the team intercepted a truck bearing registration No: BL-7622 and found that there were carpets loaded in it. The team, upon closer search, found that the ruck was carrying 20 kilogram narcotics hidden under the carpets.
The team seized the drugs and arrested truck driver who was identified as Sofyan Khan. The seized drug is worth Rs2.2 million reportedly. The team took part in the said seizure comprised of Safdar Khan, Shamim Qaiser, Gul Hakim Ali and others.
Meanwhile, in another operation, the Customs Anti Smuggling Team followed a tip-off and raided over a local warehouse in Kerani. The team recovered more than 200 boxes of smuggled break oil. The team seized the boxes and no one was arrested in this raid.
Sources said that the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta has confiscated items worth Rs6.5 million in June so far.