QUETTA: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta frustrated a smuggling bid of white and black (Crystal) plastic powder (Dana) and parts of moulding machines priced at Rs12.50million.
Sources told Customs Today that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta Muhammad Akram Chaudhary received secret information that some smugglers are trying to smuggle white and black (Crystal) plastic Dana and parts of moulding machines from Quetta into the neighboring country of Afghanistan.
He constituted a raiding team under the supervision of Superintendent Kamran Taj and others. The team enhanced the surveillance on Quetta Highway Road and started the search of vehicles.
The team intercepted a truck bearing registration No: GN-4536 which was going from Quetta to Afghanistan. During the checking, the customs team recovered 250 bags of white and black plastic Dana and some parts of moulding machines valued at Rs12.50million.
The customs team impounded all the sacks of plastic Dana and truck used in the smuggling and arrested three smugglers including a driver.
Sources said that an FIR will be lodged after 48 hours.