HYDERABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Sukkur has confiscated the foreign origin non-duty-paid 2,250 smuggling crates of Iranian Rani Juice valued at Rs2million including duties and taxes during an action near Bypass Hyderabad during a week ago of August 2017-18. Smuggling item was being transported into Pakistan.
Following the strict guidelines by Hyderabad Customs Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq, the ASO team executed various anti-smuggling actions to save the national exchequer.
The team, headed by Additional Collector Customs Hyderabad Rehmatulah Vistro, constituted a raiding party, comprising of Superintendent Ghulam Shabbir Phulpoto, Inspector Imdad Ali Abro, Inspector Abdul Majeed Barich Muhammad, some Sepoys and a driver, which participated in the action.
The team intercepted a goods transport vehicle near Bypass Hyderabad and recovered abovementioned foreign origin non-duty-paid 2,250 smuggling crates of Iranian Rani Juice priced at Rs1.1million involving duties and taxes of Rs829526 lakh.
Before the recovery, officials asked the driver to produce any legal document about the possession of the item but he was unable to produce anything legal so the consignment was seized.
A case was registered and an investigation was also started. Officials said that Hyderabad Customs Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq had directed that effective measures be taken for preventing the smuggling in the region.