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Customs Preventive foils bid to smuggle Iranian HSD

Customs Preventive foils bid to smuggle Iranian HSD

KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Preventive, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) busted huge quantity of smuggled Iranian origin High Speed Diesel (HSD) worth millions of rupees.

According to the details, on the tip-off by higher authorities, Customs ASO constituted a team to conduct a raid to bust oil tanker containing huge quantity of smuggled Iranian origin High Speed Diesel (HSD).

During the search of several vehicles, an oil tanker bearing registration No TMH-741 was intercepted by the team ASO at the Moachko Choke Point, carrying smuggled Iranian diesel. The driver tried to escape under the guise of fake invoice of Byco Petroluem Pakistan, limited which was later confirmed fake by Byco (HQ), Karachi.

Deputy Collector Headquarters Muhammad Faisal informed Customs Today that the seized tentative quantity of smuggled diesel is between 45,000 to 50,000 liters worth Rs. 5.2 million in the market.

During the raid two accused persons have also been arrested. FIR of the case is lodged whereas further investigations are underway.