Prohibited Goods Confiscated at Torkham Border Crossing

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Ashrafuddin Pirzada
TORKHAM: Customs Appraisement staff at Torkham border foiled an attempt to smuggle banned goods from Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday.

According to Collector Customs Torkham Ashfaq, the customs appraisement staff intercepted a coal-laden truck (KBL-2023) at Torkham border entry point based on credible information. Upon conducting a search, they discovered 575kg of dry milk, 938kg of betel nuts, and 20kg of emulsifier. This seizure highlights the ongoing efforts of authorities to crack down on the smuggling of illegal goods across the border.
“Ashfaq stated that the total worth of the seized items in the open market was Rs. 2.5 million. He added that the driver, Khaista Mir, a resident of Afghanistan, was arrested, and an FIR was registered against him. Ashfaq also mentioned that the seized items were being smuggled to avoid tax payment at the Torkham custom house.”