ISLAMABAD: Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Gwadar has seized huge quantity of methamphetamine in an operation against smugglers at Ormara, a statement said on Saturday.
In continuation with FBR’s policy of crackdown against the menace of narcotics/drugs, Collectorate of Customs, Gwadar again in an intelligence based operation on 17.02.2022 seized 7.5 kg of high quality methamphetamine/ ICE after chasing the smugglers in the mountainous area of Basol, Ormara.
The value of seizure is approximately Rs.222 Million. FIR has been lodged and further investigation is underway.
It is also pertinent to mention that Collectorate of Customs, Gwadar seized 255 kg of Opium 3 days ago. The value of seizure was 80 Million.
It is pertinent to mention that Federal Board of Revenue is following a policy of zero tolerance against smuggling and thereby has increased vigilance and surveillance of cargo movement across the border.
Finance Minister, Shaukat Tarin, has commended FBR for its successful anti-smuggling drive across Pakistan.
Likewise, Chairman FBR/Secretary Revenue Division, Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed has appreciated Member Customs (Ops) FBR, Syed Muhammad Tariq Huda, in ensuring zero tolerance against smuggling of all shades and grades.
He further reiterated his unflinching resolve to fight the menace of smuggling across the country in order to maximize tax compliance.