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Hyderabad ASO foils bid to smuggle auto spare parts, betel nuts

Hyderabad ASO foils bid to smuggle auto spare parts, betel nuts

HYDERABAD: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) foiled a bid to smuggle 131 sacks of different items including auto spare parts, vehicle rims, betel nuts worth Rs1.5 million during an action. These goods were being transported from Karachi to Lahore on Wednesday.

Deputy Collector Syed Kareem Adil while talking to Customs Today said that the department was striving hard to increase the surveillance of suspects in the region as more check posts have been established to foil the smuggling bids.

He told that following the instructions of Collector Khalid Hussain Jamali, the ASO team under his supervision conducted various operations in the region to curb smuggling.

During checking, the team intercepted a truck bearing registration no: LES 680 and recovered 15 bags of auto spare parts, rims and foreign origin betel nuts.

The ASO team confiscated goods after the suspect failed to produce documents regarding legal import. A case has been registered against the accused under Section 2(s) & 16 of the Customs Act 1969.

The team comprising In-charge Zulfiqar Ali Jamali, Inspector Engineer Hares Kumar, Inspector Maqbool Ahmed Rind, Sepoys, driver and other participated in the operation.