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ASO seizes Rs 11.28m smuggled goods until Dec 24

ASO seizes Rs 11.28m smuggled goods until Dec 24

KARACHI: The Anti-Smuggling Organisation (ASO) of the Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has seized smuggled goods worth Rs 11.28 million during the first 24 days of December in which Rs 1.36 million duty/taxes were involved.

According to details, the Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has detected seven smuggling cases during December 2014. A first information report has also been registered against the accused for smuggling of 22000 liters of Iranian HSD oil worth Rs 1.79 million and an oil tanker (TUB-384) worth Rs 1.5 million.

The ASO also seized 29 bundles of smuggled cloth worth Rs 1.51 million in which Rs 479,797 duty/taxes were involved.

The ASO also impounded a smuggled consignment of 141 cartons of food supplements worth Rs 3.18 million. Around 751 kg of cloth worth Rs 543,592 was also seized.

The ASO on December 21 has seized two consignments of smuggled Iranian diesel in which 2,100 liters of HSD oil and Toyota pick-up (WAA-926) worth Rs 374,900 in which Rs 500,000 duty/taxes involved.

In the second raid, the ASO has seized 2,500 liters of Iranian diesel along with vehicles costing Rs 141,382 in which Rs 500,000 duty/taxes involved.

The ASO team has also seized 460used and old tyres worth of Rs 1 million and 75 new rims costing Rs 750,000.