Rawalpindi anti-smuggling team seize goods worth billions; 5 gang members arrested

01:18 PM | 14 Sep, 2019
Rawalpindi anti-smuggling team seize goods worth billions; 5 gang members arrested
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RAWALPINDI – An anti-smuggling team in Rawalpindi seized a huge quantity of smuggled goods, also busting a five-member gang during a raid conducted in the wee hours of Saturday.

Additional Collector Customs Ayesha Bashir Wani led the raid in Rawalpindi area, under the direction of CPO Rawalpindi Faisal Rana, and seized smuggled goods worth billions of rupees.

With the help of the police, the department arrested five smugglers and impounded three vehicles being used for smuggling.

Huge quantity of smuggled goods, including a large number of tyres, rims, Indian origin Gutka, satellite receivers, cigarettes and other items were held from the possession of the smugglers.

As per the instructions of Member Customs Jawwad Agha and Chief Collector Customs Dr Asif Jah, a special anti-smuggling team was constituted by Collector Customs MCC Islamabad, Seema Raza Bokhari.

The operation was led by AC Customs Rao Fahad.

Meanwhile, the MCC Islamabad seized more than a half kilogram of heroin powder from a shipment booked from Peshawar for Canada. The drugs were tactfully stitched in different ladies dresses. An investigation has been started by the customs authorities.