HYDERABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO), Customs Preventive Hyderabad, has seized the foreign origin 12 sacks, 1,445 kg, 5,500 meter of non-duty-paid smuggling ladies polyester shirting fabric/cloth worth Rs1.2million along with duties and taxes during an action at Badin Road near Golarchi Hyderabad 10 days ago of September 2017-18.
Following the direction of Model Customs House Hyderabad Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq, the ASO team is carrying out various operations in the region to frustrate the smuggling bids.
Sources told Customs Today that Collector Hyderabad Akhlaq Ahmad Khattak received a tip-off regarding the smuggling attempt. He formed an ASO team under the supervision of Additional Collector Aamer Nawaz Hamid. Other subordinate staff comprised In-Charge Inspector Shakeel Khan, Inspector Abdul Majeed Barich, Inspector Muhammad Iqbal Mughal, Inspector Muhammad Abid, Inspector Mushtaque Ali Lakho, Sepoys Siddiqui Ali Khaskheli, Nenomal, Ghulam Sarwar and Driver.
The ASO team intercepted a vehicle near Badin Road near Golarchi Hyderabad and confiscated smuggling foreign origin12 sacks of polyester ladies shirting fabric/cloth, which also involved duties and taxes amounting to Rs1.1million. The ASO made a seizure report and deposited the ladies cloth into Hyderabad State Warehouse.
Officials said efforts are on to thwart the smuggling bids in the region adding that surveillance has been enhanced on roads to keep an eye on the smuggling of non-duty-paid goods and vehicles.