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Smuggling attempt of Indian Gutka, betel nut, artificial jewellery thwarted

Smuggling attempt of Indian Gutka, betel nut, artificial jewellery thwarted

KARACHI: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta frustrated a smuggling bid of imported artificial Jewelry, Indian Gutka and betel nut priced at Rs4.23million.

Sources told Customs Today that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta Muhammad Akram Chaudhary received secret information that some smugglers are trying to smuggle artificial Jewelry, Indian Gutka and betel nut from Quetta into Hyderabad.

He constituted a raiding team under the supervision of Superintendent Shahid Latif and others. The team enhanced the surveillance on Quetta Highway Road and started the search of vehicles.

The team intercepted a passenger van with registration No: GXB-3726 which was going from Quetta to Hyderabad. During the checking, the customs team recovered 50 sets of non-duty-paid artificial jewelry, five cartons of Indian brand Gutka and 10kg of betel nut valued at Rs4.23million.

The customs team impounded all the contraband items and van used in the smuggling and arrested two accused smugglers. Sources said that an FIR will be registered after 48 hours.