HYDERABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Hyderabad, Larkana-Jacobabad check-post, has seized 450 foreign origin smuggled non-duty-paid table lamps. The market value of the item is Rs1.6million involving customs duty and taxes of Rs915947 in a recent action during the first week of August 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 bids. The ASO authorities constituted a raiding team, comprising In-charge Chek-Post Aziz Katpar, Inspectors Agha Nazeer, Ray Abro, Nasrualha Gilal, other sepoys and a driver, to execute an operation against smugglings.
The party intercepted a public transport vehicle near Jacobabad and recovered said table lamps. Prior to the recovery of the abovementioned article, the raiding team asked the driver to produce the legal documents of the import of above said lamps, but he failed to do so. The lamps confiscated valued at Rs1.6million involving customs duty and taxes of Rs915947.
A case was registered and an investigation 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 brilliant performance regarding the anti-smugglings during said period.
Officials said all possible steps are being taken to check the smugglings in the region as vigilance has also been enhanced.