GWADAR: Model Customs Collectorate Gwadar has seized 41,000 litres of smuggled Iranian diesel during the ongoing month.
Sources said that the MCC Gwadar officials have also seized an oil tanker loaded with Iranian diesel bearing registration No TUA-077 recently in its ongoing anti-smuggling operation. The market value of the seized diesel and the tanker is estimated at approximately Rs6.5 million.
MCC Gwadar has instigated a full scale operation against the smuggling of Iranian diesel into Pakistan. It is conducting raids and special operations around border areas. Customs department intercepts all vehicles sorting out those carrying Iranian diesel in particular and other products in general.
In this regard, the MCC is carrying out different anti-smuggling measures for seizure of non-duty paid smuggled items. Customs authorities are constantly monitoring the sensitive areas within the jurisdiction of the said MCC to intercept vehicles carrying Iranian diesel.