HYDERABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Jacobabad has confiscated about 200 foreign origin smuggled satellite receivers valued at Rs 800000 lakh involving customs duties and taxes of Rs515200 lakh during an action at a checkpost of Jacobabad in the month of July 2017-18.
Collector Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Hyderabad Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq directed his staff that smuggling attempts should be frustrated in the region. Additional Collector Rehmatulah Vistro received a tip-off regarding the smuggling of foreign origin smuggled and non-duty-paid satellite receivers.
He constituted a team, consisting of ASO Customs Preventive Larkana-Jacobabad In-charge Aziz Katpar, Inspector Ray Abro, Inspector Nasarullah Gilal Sepoys and a driver, which participated in the action.
The ASO 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 confiscated foreign origin satellite receivers into the State Warehouse Sukkur.
Talking with Customs Today, Customs Additional Collector Rehmatullah Vistro said the Hyderabad Customs showed excellent performance regarding the anti-smugglings during said period.
Officials said all possible measures will be taken to check the smugglings in the region as vigilance has been enhanced.
According to the sources, the raiding anti-smuggling team performed excellently. Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq said our team is showing extraordinary performance in aborting the smuggling attempts in the region.