HYDERABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO), Customs Preventive Hyderabad, has seized the foreign origin 23 PP bags or 119,700 sachets of Gutka called Safina and F/O three cartons or 150 packs of pine brand cigarettes priced at Rs1.1million including duties and taxes near Ayuob Restaurant some one week back.
Following the direction of Model Customs House Hyderabad Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq, the ASO team is executing various operations in the region to frustrate the smugglings.
Sources told Customs Today that Collector Hyderabad Akhlaq Ahmad Khattak received a tip-off regarding the smuggling bid of the contraband items.
He constituted an ASO team comprising In-Charge Shakeel Kahan, Inspector Abdul Majeed Barich, Inspector Muhammad Iqbal Mughal, Inspector Muhammad Abid, Inspector Mushtaque Ali Lakho, Sepoys Siddiqui Ali Khaskheli, Nenomal, Ghulam Sarwar and a Driver and other staff.
The ASO team intercepted a vehicle and confiscated the smuggling foreign origin Gutka and cigarettes. The ASO made a seizure report and deposited the cigarettes and Gutka into Hyderabad State Warehouse.