QUETTA: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigations expedited their efforts to curb smuggling. The Collectorate seized smuggled items worth Rs27.9 million in 29 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 smartphones from Afghanistan to Quetta via Chaman route.
He immediately constituted a raiding team. The team enhanced vigilance in the area of Chaman and started searching operation of vehicles, after some time the team intercepted the VAN bearing registration number BK-7129.
During checking, custom officers recovered large numbers of smart phones from hidden parts of the van. The team seized mobile phones. The market value of seized smart phones is Rs 20 Million. Sources said two persons include van driver arrested in this raid.