LAHORE: Collectorate Of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has seized 85 non-duty paid smart phones and other goods worth millions of rupees.
Sources told Customs Today that the ASO, in pursuance of information of Collector Customs Preventive Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhary, raided a godown and residence of one Dilroze Khan near Shera Kot and recovered a huge quantity of foreign origin cigarettes, gutka, sheesha flavours, tobacco Guru 300, cigars etc worth millions of rupees.
Sources said that the ASO team comprising Superintendent Nasir Minhas, Deputy Superintendent Agha Qadeer, Deputy Superintendent Mazhar Butter, Nasir Saeed, Sajjad Bukhari and Inspectors Mansoor Elahi, Gulzar Bhatti, Mughal-e-Azam, Asif Nawaz, Tariq Baig, Ijaz Butt, Javaid Iqbal Butt, Abdul Qayyum Butter, and Abdul Ghaffar took part in the operation.
Earlier, the Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization Lahore Preventive impounded 3 Mazda trucks loaded with cigarettes, gutka, sheesha flavours, tobbaco guru 300 and cigars worth millions of rupees.
The operation was conducted after a day long vigilance of the godowns and finally the ASO team on the directions of additional collector Nayyar Shafique led by deputy collector of customs ASO Moazam Raza successfully raided the godown and confiscated the illegally imported items.
Sources said that a case has been registered against the accused persons and further investigations are still in progress till the filing of this report.
Sources told that Collector Customs Preventive Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhary directed all anti smuggling teams to adopt zero tolerance policy towards smuggling. He directed that Customs Anti Smuggling Organization will use all available resources to curb smuggling attempts in the region.