KARACHI: Customs Intelligence and Investigations continued its action against smuggling during the first 20 days of August.
According to the details, Customs Intelligence and Investigations seized a large number of smuggled items worth Rs 9.9 million. During the first week of August, the Customs Intelligence Quetta seized 22,000 liter of smuggled Iranian diesel and 200 boxes of grease worth Rs 1.4 million. While during the second week, the Customs I&I seized 2,000 bottles of Iranian juices and Iranian grease worth Rs 2 million.
Sources said that during third week of August, Customs Intelligence seized different items which included Iranian diesel, Iranian juices, huge quantity of non duty paid mobile phones, electronics items, fake number plates and different other things worth Rs 6.7 million.
While during the start of last week of August, the Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation seized 1000 boxes of Irani brake oil and 10,000 meter of Indian silk cloth valued Rs4.3 million. These seized items were set to be smuggled into different cities of Pakistan.
Sources told Customs Today that Deputy Collector Customs Preventive Junaid Mehmood received credible information that some smugglers are trying to smuggle Iranian brake oil and other things into different cities of Pakistan.
He immediately constituted different raiding teams. The team enhanced the vigilance on the Highway near Mastung and started the search of vehicles. After some time, the team intercepted truck bearing registration no: KL.398 and started checking.
During searching of vehicle, customs team found 1000 boxes of Iranian brake oil and 10,000 meter of Indian silk. The team asked the owner of the vehicle to produce legal documents regarding possession and transportation of Items but he remained failed. The team seized the all items and also impounded the truck and apprehended two smugglers.