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Customs ASO steps up anti-smuggling measures

Customs ASO steps up anti-smuggling measures

LAHORE: Following the instructions issued by the newly posted Collector of Custom Collectorate of Preventive Faiz Ahmad, the Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has intensified its anti-smuggling operations while field force has been strictly instructed to follow the instructions in combating and curtailing smuggling activities

Sources told Customs Today that ASO Deputy Collector Muhammad Moazzam Raza, in a meeting held here, has instructed the ASO staff to initiate crackdowns against big smugglers and bring them to book.

It was informed that in order to effectively control smuggling under the jurisdiction of the Collectorate, all the scouts of the anti-smuggling units have been given monthly targets besides monitoring of the scouts has also been made enhanced through the implementation of latest software.

The sources said that this year’s fresh recruitments of spoyes and other staff have been completed and the thing will get even batter and the ASO will be successful in creating deterrence to a great extent at the boarders and roads and operations at the market places are also on.

It was added that acting upon the strategies adopted by the Customs Preventive ASO have started conducting a number operations which, the ASO authorities  hoped would result in thumping success in terms of mega seizures of illegally imported vehicles items.

It is also necessary to mention here that due to strict measures adopted by Customs Collectorate of Preventive there is marginable decrease is being witnessed in smuggling attempts in and around city in recent days.