HYDERABAD: The MCC Hyderabad’s Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Jacobabad check-post has seized foreign origin 710 kilogram of smuggled non-duty-paid curtain cloths. The market value of the item is Rs852000 involving customs duty and taxes of Rs447170. The action was carried out during the last week of July 2017-18.
Following the direction of Model Customs Collectorate Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq, the ASO team is conducting various operations in the region in order to frustrate the smuggling attempts, officials said.
Sources told Customs Today that Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO), Larkana Customs Preventive, received a tip-off regarding some smuggling attempts. The ASO authorities constituted a raiding team comprising Incharge Chek-post Aziz Katpar, Inspectors Agha Nazeer, Ray Abro, Nasrualha Gilal, other sepoys and driver. The party intercepted a public transport vehicle near Jacobabad and recovered said curtain cloths.
The raiding team asked the driver to produce the legal documents of the import of above said cloths, but he failed to do so. The cloths were confiscated.
A case was registered and an investigation was also started. The ASO deposited the impounded goods into Sukkur-Larkana division State Warehouse.
Talking with Customs Today, Customs Additional Collector Rehmatullah Vistro said the Hyderabad Customs showed excellent performance regarding the anti-smugglings during said period.
Officials said all the possible measures will be taken to curb the smugglings in the region as vigilance has also been enhanced.