QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs team recovered foreign origin goods and offending vehicles worth Rs20 million from Yaroo and Khuzdar customs check post.
Sources told Customs Today that Collector Iftikhar Ahmad received information through his own sources that few smugglers intend to smuggle foreign origin goods in clandestine way. He passed special instructions to Additional Collector Jameel Baloch and Deputy Collector Preventive Asimur Rehman.
Pursuing the directions all the check posts were strictly directed to look each and every vehicle thoroughly. A van coming from border area was signaled to stop at Yaroo check post but the diver of vehicle tried to speed the vehicle while customs staff open fire on tyres. The driver managed to escape whereas van was taken into custody.
After search the staff recovered foreign origin goods including ladies and gents cloth, clutch plates, submersible router car speakers and other miscellaneous goods around Rs 6 million.
During same time at Khuzdar Surab check post, customs staff detained two trucks 10 and 6 wheelers coming from Iran border carrying Iranian origins tiles. The drivers managed to escape while both the trucks full of smuggled tiles were taken into custody.
The market value of the said goods was around Rs4 million while both vehicles valued at Rs10 million rupees. In both crackdowns, Superintendents Khurshid Hassani Saleem Mandokhail, Inspectors Rehmatulla, Jameel Kakar, Aslam Solungi, Ahmed Nawaz Zehri and others participated. Collector Preventive Dr Iftikhar appreciated efforts of preventive staff.