QUETTA: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) showed an outstanding performance by impounding 44 NDP vehicles valued at Rs44million and Iranian diesel priced at Rs9.188million during first 15 days of March FY17-18.
According to details given by Ashraf Ali, Collector, Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Quetta, while giving an exclusive interview to Customs Today that the ASO Quetta is working with full devotion to frustrate trafficking and smuggling. During first 15 days of March FY17-18, the ASO Quetta seized a large quantity of foreign origin fabrics worth Rs0.905million whereas it also did 650 kilogram of black and green tea priced at Rs0.350million. The collectorate confiscated 295 imported smuggling tyres and tubes worth Rs1.002million.
During first 15 days of March FY17-18, the ASO Quetta seized smuggling auto parts valued at Rs4.007million while it did 150,350 liters of Iranian smuggling diesel priced at Rs9.188million while the ASO Quetta confiscated 1000 liters of foreign origin smuggling mobil oil worth Rs0.210million.
Ashraf Ali told CT that, during above said period, the ASO impounded 18 cartons of fake foreign origin cigarettes priced at Rs0.977million while it did 132 contraband carpets worth Rs2.5 million. The ASO took into possession 42 smuggling blankets valued at Rs00.88million.
It was informed that the ASO Quetta confiscated imported smuggling medicines worth Rs1.386million whereas it did 19,000 sachets of Zafrani tea priced at Rs0.112million as well as the ASO Quetta impounded 1536750 sachets of gutka priced at Rs6.805million while it did miscellaneous smuggling goods priced at Rs5.856million. Ashraf told CT that the ASO took into possession smuggling goods and Non-Duty-Paid vehicles worth Rs79.715million during first 15 days of March FY17-18.
Giving details of first eight months (July to February) FY17-18, he added that the ASO Quetta seized more smuggling goods priced at Rs1198million whereas it did 2864 kilogram of hashish worth Rs43.600million. During first eight months, the ASO confiscated 538 NDP vehicles valued at Rs42.042million while it did 29 numbers of arms and ammunition, 273 bottles of whiskey, 1320 liters of petrol and 556062 liters of diesel priced at Rs41.95million.
The ASO arrested two persons involved in the illegal businesses during eight months of FY17-18.