MULTAN: The Anti-Smuggling Organization Multan (ASO) has impounded the Iranian origin non-duty-paid 4,800 cartons of Rani Juice valued at Rs500000 during a special checking.
Following the strict guidelines issued by Customs Collector Ambreen Ahmad Tarar, the Anti-Smuggling Organization team executed the anti-smuggling action to obstruct the attempt of delivery and save the national exchequer through this action.
The Anti-Smuggling Organization team comprised of Superintendent Habib-ur-Rehman, Inspector Maqsood Ahmad, Inspector Ghulam Asghar including some Sepoys and a driver who participated in the said action. The whole action was supervised by Deputy Collector Saqib-ur-Rehman.
The team intercepted a goods transport vehicle near Kot Sabzal Sadiqabad and recovered the abovementioned foreign origin non-duty-paid item.
Before the recovery, the Anti-Smuggling Squad asked the driver to produce any legal document about the possession of the Iranian Origin Rani Juice but he was unable to prove anything legal, so the consignment was seized under the Customs Act 1969. The driver informed the Anti-Smuggling Squad that he was going to deliver these juices to Bahawalpur area. The seized Juice was deposited to the state warehouse Multan Customs and further investigations are underway.
It is pertinent to mention here that due to effective policy adopted by customs Collectorate there is marginable decrease is witnessed in the smuggling attempts in the region.