HYDERABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO), Customs Preventive Hyderabad, has impounded 30,000 liters of smuggled HSD Iranian diesel along with an oil tanker. The market value of the seized diesel is Rs2.4million including duty and taxes. The diesel was being transported from Karachi to Punjab.
Sources told Customs Today that Customs Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq ordered the curbing of smuggling. Additional Collector Hyderabad Rehmatulah Vistro received a tip-off regarding the smuggling of Iranian diesel. He formed an ASO team comprising Superintendent Ghulam Shabbir Puhlpoto, Inspectors Mirza Asad Uddin, Iqbal Mughal, Imdad Abro, Muhammad Abid Khan, Mushtaq Ali Lakho, Sepoys Ghulam Sarwar, Ayoub, Luqman, Abdul Razaq, Saddique Sadiq Khaskheli, Abid, Drivers Sher Akbar, Ajaz Saddam, Jawaid Mashqoor, Nisar Ahmed and others.
The team intercepted the tanker with registration No: TTA-923 near Ayuob Hotel, Super Highway, Hyderabad, and recovered the said quantity of smuggled HSD Iranian diesel. The market value of the seized oil tanker is Rs500000.
The ASO asked the occupants of the vehicle for producing the legal documents regarding the possession of the motor vehicle and diesel but they failed to do so. The ASO team confiscated the diesel besides impounding the oil tanker under the prevailing customs bylaws.
According to the sources, the raiding anti-smuggling team performed excellently. Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq said our team is showing extraordinary performance in aborting the smuggling attempts in the region.