Indian Railways asked to provide special wagons for Indo-Pak trade to avoid smuggling

Amritsar, Aug 6 : Customs have asked Indian Railways to provide special modified goods wagons for Indo-Pak trade to avoid smugglers to use wagons for smuggling between the nations.

Customs says there are about 100 identified cavities in the present wagons which have been running between India and Pakistan for trade.

They have requested Indian Railways to do provide special designed good wagons Customs also asked for special scanner to do rummaging to stop smuggling bid between the two countries through the Attari-Wagah rail and road.

Last Friday, the Customs Preventive Commissionerate officials seized one Kg of white coloured/granular material suspected to be Heroin from a Pakistan based good train at Attari railway station in Punjab.

The value of the recovered heroin is estimated to be five crore rupees in the Indian market. An empty goods wagon, 68 DN, train arrived at Attari railway station at 2:50 P.M. Upon the rummage of empty wagons, the custom officers detected two concealed packets from the cavity of the empty wagon wherein the drug powder was recovered.

The recovered heroin has been seized under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962 and under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

Source: ANI