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‘ASO Peshawar performs brilliantly by seizing 26.387 kg of gold/silver during July’

‘ASO Peshawar performs brilliantly by seizing 26.387 kg of gold/silver during July’

PESHAWAR: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Peshawar confiscated 26.387 kilogram of gold/silver during July FY17-18. The ASO Peshawar showed tremendous performance during July Financial Year FY2017-18. The miscellaneous goods, NDP and offending vehicles impounded by the ASO Peshawar include narcotics, 54 offending (vehicles used for carrying smuggled goods) and Non-Duty-Paid (NDP) vehicles worth Rs224.640million during July FY17-18 while it arrested four smugglers.

According to details explained by Zakir Muhammad, Deputy Collector ASO Peshawar, while talking in an exclusive interview with Customs Today, he said the ASO Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar showed an incredible performance during July FY17-18 which includes huge cases of miscellaneous smuggled goods, narcotics and NDP vehicles. The MCC Peshawar is divided into five divisions that are North Peshawar, Mardan, Noweshra, Kohat and Hazara division.
Deputy Collector told CT that the ASO North’s performance for July FY17-18 is very praiseworthy and remarkable as its brilliant achievements are due to timely mobilization of squads for getting the targets.
Talking about the new induction of young blood into the ASO, he said the newly recruited sepoys and inspectors contributed a brilliant performance to the ASO North.
Giving details of the monthly performance of July FY2017-18, he said the ASO impounded 41 offending vehicles worth Rs40.800million while it took 13 NDP vehicles into possession valued at Rs17.200million during July FY17-18.
He further said the ASO seized 85,953 yards of foreign origin fabric priced at Rs29.960million while it confiscated 8,968 kilogram of tea worth Rs5.379million. The ASO impounded 337 tyres and tubes valued at Rs2.287million and it did miscellaneous auto parts priced at Rs0.332million.
The Deputy Collector ASO Peshawar explained that, during July FY17-18, the ASO took into possession 12 bottles of liquor worth Rs0.0336million, 858 litre of mobil oil valued at Rs0.487million, 26.387 kilogram of gold/silver priced at Rs114.500million, 1,406 cartons of fake smuggled cigarettes priced at Rs0.521million.
He proudly said that, during July 2017-18, the ASO Peshawar confiscated 23 electronic goods worth Rs0.798million while it impounded miscellaneous kinds of 1,260 numbers of Gutka valued at Rs2.362million. The ASO further seized 766 numbers of mobile phones priced at Rs4.328million, it did various smuggled goods worth Rs5.641million and it confiscated 0.15 kilogram of hashish worth Rs0.007million.
He said the ASO Peshawar did not provide any revenue collection target for the Financial Year 2017-18 while it will try to collect more and more revenues through making seizures during current Financial Year from July to June FY17-18.