FAISALABAD: Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) conducted various operations against smugglers on the special instructions of Collector Asif Mehmood Jah and recovered smuggled goods worth Rs11 million during third week of October.
Sources told Customs Today, that deputy Collector Aneeqa Afzal constituted different anti-smuggling squads to curb smuggling. The ASO team comprising Superintendent, Tanveer raza Naqvi, Sepoy Khalid Ashraf Noor, Farhan Frank, Irfan Faheem, Amir Mumtaz Bajwa, Tanveer ul Haq, Muhammad Ashraf, Liaquat Ali, Israr Ahmad and Muhammad Abdullah seized non duty paid used crane bearing no: LES- 17-3623 worth Rs 2500000, red chilli seeds 51110 kilograms worth Rs 4200000, foreign origin used generator worth Rs1289062 with carrier vehicle to the tune of Rs600000, Iranian diesel 1250 liters worth Rs 90000 with carrier vehicle no: TKZ-769 worth Rs1,50,0000 under Section 157 of the Customs Act 1969 which was being used for smuggling and transportation. All these items were brought into the country without payment of custom duty and taxes.
Sources said that Faisalabad ASO seized items and vehicle a under Import and Export Control Act 1950 punishable under Section 156(1)89(i) 90 of the Customs Act 1969 and forward the cases to Customs Adjudication for legal action.