HYDERABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO), Customs Preventive Hyderabad, has impounded 60,000 liters of smuggling high speed (HSD) Iranian diesel along with an oil tanker. The market value of the seized diesel is Rs12million including duties and taxes. The arrested Driver was identified as Muhammad Kazar S/o Muhammad Noor.
Sources told Customs Today that Customs Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq ordered the curbing of smuggling. Additional Collector Hyderabad Dr Aamer Nawaz Hamid received a tip-off regarding the smuggling of Iranian diesel.
He formed an ASO team comprising Superintendent Amber Khan, Inspectors Iqbal Mughal, Imdad Abro, Muhammad Abid Khan, Abdul Majeed Barich, Mushtaq Ali Lakho, Sepoys Saddique Sadiq Khaskheli, Aslam, Abid, Drivers Sher Akbar, Ajaz, Jawaid Mashqoor, Nisar Ahmed and others.
The team intercepted the Hino oil tanker with registration No: TIR-210 near Toll Plaza Mirpur Khas Road Hyderabad and recovered the said quantity of smuggling HSD Iranian diesel. The market value of the seized tanker is Rs 03million involving duties and taxes of Rs02million.
Prior to the recovery, the ASO had asked the occupants of the vehicle for producing the legal documents regarding the possession of the motor vehicle and diesel but they failed to do so. The ASO team confiscated the diesel besides impounding the oil tanker under the customs bylaws.
According to the sources, the raiding anti-smuggling team performed excellently. Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq said our team is showing extraordinary performance in arresting the smuggling in the region.