QUETTA: Customs Intelligence and Investigations expedited their efforts to curb smuggling. The Collectorate seized smuggled items worth Rs7.1 million in first ten days of August, which included Iranian diesel, Iranian juices, large number of non duty paid mobile phones, electronics items, fake number plates and different other things.
Sources told Customs Today that Deputy Collector Customs Preventive Junaid Mehmood received credible information that some smugglers are trying to smuggle Indian silk to Mirpurkhas.
He immediately constituted a raiding team. The team enhanced vigilance in the area of Bara Market and started searching operation of vehicles, after some time the team intercepted the truck bearing registration number BL-3726 which was coming from Karachi.
During checking , custom officer found 12000 meters of Indian silk. The team seized all cloth. The market value of seized Indian silk cloth is Rs 2.6 million. Sources told that during another crackdown the Customs Quetta team seized two non customs paid Heavy Generator
The team raided in small factory located in Highway Road, during different operations and recovered two German origin Heavy Commercial Generator. The customs team arrested the watchman of factory. The market value of molding machines is Rs3.2 millon. Sources said this is the seventh raid in the month of August.