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Collector Irfan Javed’s Quetta Customs thwarts attempt to smuggle Iranian diesel worth Rs30m

Collector Irfan Javed’s Quetta Customs thwarts attempt to smuggle Iranian diesel worth Rs30m

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) has seized non-duty paid vehicles and an oil tanker loaded with Iranian diesel, and arrested four persons. The market value of seized goods comes to Rs39 million.

Sources said that on the directives of Chief Collector Gul Rehman, Collector Irfan Javed, Additional Collector Yasir Kalwar, Deputy Collector Akbar Jan and Assistant Collector Umair Khan launched a crackdown on non-custom-paid vehicles and smuggled diesel from Iran.

Customs staff comprising Inspectors Shabbir Khan, Rehmatullah Khan, Muhammad Hashim and Ishaq George seized three NCP vehicles and a tanker loaded with smuggled diesel. The value of seized goods comes to Rs30 million. FIR is lodged and investigations are underway.

Collector Irfan Javed said new Customs check posts being established, which would significantly reduce smuggling. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has earmarked Rs180 million for this purpose.