HYDERABAD: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) customs preventive Hyderabad and Sukkur division seized smuggled non-duty paid items worth Rs 18 million during different actions during two weeks of January 2019.
Sources told Customs Today that after instructions of Collector Khalid Hussain Jamali, the ASO team conducted various anti-smuggling activities in order to save the national exchequer.
The team confiscated different items, including foreign origin 378 drums containing 67860 liters Iranian High Speed Diesel (HSD) each, two vehicles including a Fuso truck trailer 22 wheeler bearing Registration No TLH-877, Toyota Corolla Saloon car bearing registration no. BAR-629, contraband items foreign origin smuggled 27 bags, 126900 pouches of Gutka Z-21 Indian and other items in different operations at Hyderabad, Sukkur, Jacobabad and Larkana check posts.
Sources told that ASO Hyderabad and Sukkur division confiscated 60 DTH receivers and foreign origin 14 bundles weighing 1,045,5225 meters of cloths, smuggled 30 drums 5000 liters of white spirit Iranian origin. The worth of seized items is Rs18 million.
All the above-mentioned anti-smuggling operations were carried out under the supervision of Additional Collector Dr Aamer Nawaz Hamid and Deputy Collector Syed Kareem Adil, Deputy Collector Kalimullah from Sukkur division while the ASO teams comprised In-charge Zulfiqar Ali Jamali, Jacobabad Inspector Aziz Katpar and Inspector Makhan Khan.
Talking to Customs Today, customs officers said that Hyderabad Customs showed excellent performance with regard to the anti-smuggling during the said period, adding that the collectorate was improving its performance over the time by adopting effective strategies against the smugglers.