MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has recovered worth Rs1.6 million of non-customs paid light traffic vehicles (LTV) and heavy traffic vehicles (HTV) tyres in three different successful actions.
According to the details, Collector Ambreen Ahmad Tarar has directed ASO to intensify the crackdown against smuggled goods under the special directions of Chief Collector Centre Region Zeba Hai Azhar to curtail smuggling in the South Punjab and anti-smuggling squad has accelerated actions in the jurisdiction. Multan Customs ASO accelerated their crackdown in the territory for curbing menace of smuggled goods after clear directions from chief collector.
Collector Ambreen Ahmad Tarar has formed special anti-smuggling teams which comprised of Superintendent Muhammad Ramzan Seyal, Inspector Waqas Leghari, Inspector Asif Rafique, Inspector Maqsood Ahmad, Inspector Muhammad Saleem, Inspector Abdul Samad and others to take stern action against smuggled goods.
Multan Customs received credible information from their source that non duty paid heavy traffic vehicle (HTV) tyres were loaded on the Truck of Goods Company and recovered almost 24 different brands of HTV tyres of worth Rs.600, 000/- in their action. Anti-smuggling squad has recovered almost 10 HTV Tyres of Rs.380, 000/- from the Dera Ghazi Khan region.
Customs Anti-Smuggling Squad recovered 16 various HTV tyres from Muzaffargarh region in their routine road checking from truck in their third action. Multan Customs anti-smuggling squad asked them to produce legal documents but they were failed to produce it. Customs teams seized all recovered tyres after framing seizing reports under Customs act 1969. Further Investigations still under way.