QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) with the assistance of Frontier Crops (FC) seized high valued contraband smuggled goods worth R28.85 million from Surab check post and Dalbandin area.
Sources told Customs Today that Chief Collector Enforcement Gul Rehman has directed the field formations to intensify the anti- smuggling drive.
On November 14, 2020 Collector Enforcement and Compliance Irfan Javed received credible information regarding smuggling of contraband goods.
He directed all anti-smuggling squads to enhance checking on the suspects routes to thwart any attempt of smuggling.
The Customs Enforcement and Compliance team with the assistance of Frontier Corps (FC) has seized smuggled goods worth Rs16.5 million. The recovered goods include betel nuts 9.40MT non-customs paid vehicles, 140 kilograms foreign origin cloth.
During another operation, the anti-smuggling squad intercepted a truck/trailer at Surab check post and recovered bitumen 20MT, Iranian diesel 40,000 liters. The market value of recovered smuggled goods is Rs12.80 million.
Earlier, on November 9, 2020, Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance anti-smuggling squad seized huge quantity of smuggled goods from vehicle going to Karachi at Lakpas Check Post. The value of the recovered goods is approximately Rs10 million.
In another operation on November 8,customs anti-smuggling squad with the assistant of FC recovered huge quantity of smuggled goods from a warehouses located in Kuchlak area. The market value of smuggled goods is about Rs80 million.
It is pertinent to mention here that after assuming the charge, Collector Irfan Javed directed all anti-smuggling squads to adopt zero tolerance policy against smuggling and anyone who found involved in smuggling should be dealt as per law.
He further directed to use all available resources against smuggling which is causing huge loss to economy of our country.