HYDERABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO), Customs Preventive Hyderabad, has seized the foreign origin 2,000 packs of different cigarettes worth Rs800000 during an action at Matari Tando Adam Road Hyderabad 16 days ago of August 2017-18.
Following direction of Model Customs House Hyderabad Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq, the ASO team is carrying out various operations in the region to frustrate the smuggling attempts.
Sources told Customs Today that Collector Hyderabad Akhlaq Ahmad Khattak received a tip-off regarding the smuggling attempt. He formed an ASO team comprising Superintendent Ghulam Ahmad Shabbir Phulpoto, Inspector Abdul Majeed Barich, Inspector Muhammad Iqbal Mughal, Inspector Muhammad Abid, Inspector Mushtaque Ali Lakho, Sepoys Siddiqui Ali Khaskheli, Nenomal, Ghulam Sarwar and, Driver and other staff.
The ASO team intercepted a vehicle and confiscated smuggling foreign origin cigarettes which also involved duties and taxes amounting to Rs1.2million. The ASO made a seizure report and deposited the cigarettes into Hyderabad State Warehouse.