QUETTA: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation foiled a bid to smuggle non-duty paid cosmetic items including branded face powder, lipsticks, dryer machines, branded shampoos and soap worth Rs6 million.
Sources told Customs Today on 12.11.2018 that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Muhammad Akram Chaudhary received a tip-off that some smugglers are trying to smuggle non-custom paid cosmetic items including branded face powder, lipsticks, dryer machines, branded shampoos and soap other things from Quetta.
He constituted a raiding team under the supervision of Inspector Rashid Mustafa Preventive department and others. The team enhanced the surveillance in Dalbandin Road and started searching of vehicles.
During the search operation, the team intercepted a bus bearing registration no: GHS-0742 which was going out of Quetta.
During the checking, the customs team recovered cosmetic items including 3,000 sets of branded face powder, 10000 sets of lipsticks, 200 hair dryer machines, 10000 bottles of branded shampoos and different kinds of soap and other items worth Rs 6 million.
The customs team seized all items and bus used in smuggling and started investigations after arresting accused persons.