ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Islamabad took into possession a large quantity of smuggling Indian origin black tea, foreign origin skimmed milk, BOP films along with an offending vehicle from Rawalpindi territory.
According to details given by Majid Hussain Gadd, Assistant Collector, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Islamabad, that, on a tip-off shared by the source of ASO Islamabad, it set up a picket at Carriage Factory Rawalpindi and intercepted an offending vehicle (vehicle used for carrying smuggling goods) bearing registration No: LES-5115 loaded with a big quantity of smuggling goods.
The squad asked the possessors of the contraband items to show the documentary proof of the goods but he failed to do so. Upon failing to provide anything legal, the ASO squad impounded the items and brought the vehicle to the State Ware House (SWH).
The confiscated goods include 780 kilogram of Indian origin black tea, 375 kilogram of foreign origin dried milk made in Poland, 500 kilogram of skimmed milk from Poland and 125 kilogram of BOP films.
The ASO has lodged an FIR against the possessors of above said smuggling items and an offending vehicle under the Customs Act-1969 whereas a case has been forwarded to the Investigation and Prosecutions (I&P) for further action.
The staff who took part in the said seizure includes Sohail Qureishi and Ahmad Junaid Superintendents, Javed Masood, Inspector and class IV staff.