LAHORE: Customs Lahore Anti-Smuggling Organization has confiscated Rs 90.2 million non-customs paid goods and articles and vehicles during the month of February financial year 2016-17.
As per details, the ASO confiscated Rs 92,000,000 illegally imported goods and vehicles which if were dumped in the market may have posed serious damage to the legal business in the market.
On information, the ASO seized Rs 75 million skimmed milk and bags of dry milk from a rice Sheller from Muridke. The customs official sources said that the milk was being supplied to the outles which make ice cream in the city.
The ASO confiscated Rs 3 million gas cylinders, piano soft ink pen, tri-circle, steel nail, electronic motor pump, Panasonic automatic iron, aluminium foil paper, Vatika hair oil and other goods.
The goods were to be supplied to the city markets to various small traders through Hino Truck registered TTC-306.
Yet in another raid the ASO impounded Rs 1.5 million skimmed milk and empty bags while 32 cartoons of smoking coal worth Rs 1.5 million were also seized during the month.
Similarly the ASO seized cartons of match cracker loaded on Hundai LZJ-7031.
The collectorate also seized millions of rupees worth non-customs paid luxury vehicles from various places in the city.
The crackdown against the smugglers was undertaken by a team of Customs ASO led by Assistant Collector Asim Awan.
Sources said that the Assistant collector has instructed all the ASO staff to adopt zero tolerance against any kind of smuggling of non-customs paid items under the limits of collectorate of Lahore Preventive.