KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) busted huge quantity of smuggled Iranian high speed diesel (HSD) and contraband items worth millions of rupees.
According to the details, the staff ASO conducted two different successful raids at RCD Highway near Mochko during which worth Rs8 million of the seized goods have been apprehended.
The ASO team, deployed at the RCD Highway near Mochko check post, intercepted a bowser bearing registration no: TMD-389 and inquired the driver about loaded items. On suspicion, the ASO officer asked the staff for complete checking.
During the checking, the ASO team recovered 35,000 liters of smuggled Iranian high speed diesel (HSD) worth millions of rupees, while the said Bowser has also been taken into the custody.
The second raid was also conducted at Mochko check post after intercepting the passenger coach Al Hafiz, coming from the Quetta. During the checking of the passenger coach, the staff of the ASO found smuggled cigarettes of foreign brand. The smuggled cigarettes were concealed in secret places of the passenger coach.
Customs Preventive ASO has taken the smuggled cigarettes as well as thirty five thousand liters of Iranian HSD in to the custody.
The cases against both seizures have been lodged and further investigations have been started to root out the future activity of smuggling through land route.