HYDERABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Hyderabad has seized foreign origin 16 sacks of smuggling auto parts valued at 18million involving duties and taxes of Rs1.2million during a crackdown on a checkpost of Dera Mori during the first week of August 2017-18.
The sources said that Collector Customs Hyderabad Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq received a tip-off regarding the smuggling of above said items. He constituted a raiding team under the supervision of Additional Collector Rehmatullah Vistro.
The ASO team raided the premises of a goods transport company and intercepted a private transport vehicle near customs checkpost at Dera Mori and recovered the non-duty-paid auto-parts.
Before the recovery of the items, the ASO team asked the driver for the legal documents of the import and possession of goods but he failed to prove anything in this regard. The customs confiscated the said items under the customs bylaws.
The ASO team deposited the impounded foreign origin 16 sacks of auto-parts into the Sukkur State Ware House.
The ASO team, comprising of Assistant Collector Mumtaz Ali Ghangr, Incharge Inspector Zulfiqar Ali Jamali, Checkpost Dera Mori Inspectors Manzoor Jamali, Tufail Bhutto, Sepoys Qurban Ali Shah, Ameer Abbasi and Driver Nazar Lasari, participated in the execution of the operation.