HYDERABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO), Customs Preventive Hyderabad, has confiscated foreign origin non-duty-paid 7,755 kg India made smuggling plastic moulding compound worth Rso1.1million involving duties and taxes of Rs231106. The compound was loaded on a trailer near Hyderabad Bypass during the first week of October 2017-18.
Following strict instruction by Hyderabad Customs Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq, ASO team conducted various anti-smuggling activities to protect the national exchequer.
The team, headed by Additional Collector Customs Hyderabad Dr Aamer Nawaz Hamid, constituted a raiding party comprising Superintendent Amb Khan Inspectors, Shakeel Khan, Iqbal Mughal, Imdad Abro, Abid Khan, Mushtaq Ali Lakho, Sepoys Nenomal, Abdul Razaq, Saddiq Khaskheli, Drivers Sher Akbar, Ajaz Saddam, Jawaid Mashkoor and Nisar Ahemdani.
The team intercepted the trailer with registration No: C-9832 near Hyderabad Bypass and recovered above said plastic moulding compound.
Prior to the recovery, officials asked the driver to produce any legal document about the possession of the item but he was unable to prove anything legal so the consignment was confiscated.
A case was registered and an investigation was also started.