LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) impounds non duty paid Indian origin cloth and Chinese lock near Kot Abdul Malik Interchange Motorway.
Sources told Customs Today that ASO authorities received credible information about some smuggling attempts. The ASO authorities constituted a team under the supervision of Superintendent Nasir Minhas which also included Deputy Superintendent Agha Qadeer, Inspector, Shahid Bhatti, Inspector Mansoor Elahi, Gulzar Bhatti and Tariq Baig.
The ASO team enhanced their checking and intercepted a Bedford truck bearing registration no: C-8732 (D.I. Khan). During checking of vehicle the ASO team recovered iron padlock of China origin, Indian origin cloth 4500 kilograms. The market value of seized cloth is Rs3.5 million.
The ASO team asked the driver of the vehicle to produce legal documents regarding possession and transportation of these goods and cloth, but he remained failed to produce any relevant documents. After his failure the ASO team seized the vehicle and goods and after registering a case against accused persons started further investigations.
It is necessary to mention here that Customs ASO is showing tremendous performance . During recent past ASO teams during different operations thwarted many attempts of smuggling through adopting comprehensive strategy.