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Quetta I&I foils bid to smuggle medicines, chemicals worth Rs6m on Monday

Quetta I&I foils bid to smuggle medicines, chemicals worth Rs6m on Monday

QUETTA: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) on Monday foiled an attempt to smuggle illegal medicines and liquid chemicals (used manufacturing in drugs) Rs6 million during checking.

Sources told Customs Today that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Muhammad Akram Chaudhary received a tip-off that some smugglers are trying to smuggle various type of banned medicine and hashish from Quetta to Sindh.

He immediately constituted a raiding team under the supervision of Inspector Imran Sheikh of Preventive department and others. The team enhanced the surveillance on Ziarat Highway and started searching vehicles.

During the search operation, the team intercepted a Mazda van bearing registration no: HDG-7362 which was heading towards Sindh.

During the checking, the customs team recovered 500 packets of illegal medicines, and 20 packets of liquid chemicals worth Rs 6 million. The customs team seized all smuggling items and arrested two smugglers. Further investigations are still in process till the filing of this report.