Pakistan Customs Destroys Smuggled Goods Worth Rs. 4 Billion in Quetta

Pakistan Customs officials burned smuggled and contraband goods worth four billion rupees in a ceremony attended by diplomats, journalists, and officials from agencies working against illegal drug use in Quetta on Tuesday.

The smuggled goods that included narcotics, liquor, chewing tobacco (gutka), medicines, Chinese salt, and betel nuts were destroyed at the Kach Mor drug destruction point in a suburb of the provincial capital.


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The chief guest for the event, Balochistan’s Chief Customs Collector, Gul Rehman praised the anti-smuggling efforts of the concerned agencies and directed the MCC (preventive) officers to protect society from the menace of narcotics and to be vigilant for the ever-changing smuggling trends.

Customs Collector, Irfan Javed, apprised the attendees that 3,542 kgs of narcotics (hashish), 554 bottles of liquor, 1,350 million tons of chewing tobacco, and 1,943 million tons of betel nuts were destroyed along with Chinese salts and expired cosmetics and medicines.


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The heads of the law enforcement agencies including the Balochistan police officers, the Frontier Corps, the Anti-Narcotics Force, senior government servants, members of civil society, and representatives of the business community also attended the event.

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