HYDERABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Jacobabad has confiscated about 100 foreign origin smuggled Echolink digital satellite receivers and 04 LNBs valued at Rs256000 involving customs duties and taxes of Rs157964 during an action at a checkpost of Jacobabad during nine days of August 2017-18.
Collector Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Hyderabad Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq directed that smuggling attempts should be frustrated in the region. Additional Collector Rehmatulah Vistro received a tip-off regarding the smuggling of foreign origin contraband non-duty-paid satellite receivers.
He constituted a team consisting of ASO Customs Preventive Larkana Assistant Collector Mumtaz Ali Ghangro, Jacobabad In-charge Aziz Ahmed Katpar, Inspector Rahib Ali Abro, Inspector Nasarullah Gilal, Inspector Nazeer Ahmed Brohi, Inspector Hidayatullah Abro, Sepoys Dhani Bux Shorie, Ahmed Bhutto, Ajaz Bhutto, Khalil Ahmed and Driver Manzoor Masori.
The team intercepted a public transport vehicle near Jacobabad checkpost and recovered the abovementioned goods.
Prior to the recovery of items, the officials asked the driver for producing documents regarding the legal import of the articles but he could not prove anything lawful. The team impounded the items under the Customs Act. A case was registered against the accused. The case has been sent to the customs adjudication for further legal action.
The ASO deposited the seized foreign origin digital satellite receivers into the State Warehouse Sukkur.
Talking with Customs Today, Customs Additional Collector Rehmatullah Vistro said the Hyderabad Customs showed excellent performance for the anti-smugglings during said period.