MULTAN: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Dera Ghazi Khan Unit intercepted 25,000 liters smuggled High Speed Diesel during their action on Tuesday.
According to details, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Multan received credible information from their source that huge quantity of High Speed Diesel will be transported through through their jurisdiction. Deputy Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Khial Muhammad Khan constituted special team of field staff including Inspector Muhammad Umer, Senior Intelligence Inspector Malik Muhammad Nasir, Inspector Muhammad Amjad, Shakeelur Rehman and others to prevent any smuggling attempt.
Field Intelligence Unit of Dera Ghazi Khan initiated patrolling of suspected routes and was watchful on the directions of Deputy Director Khial Muhammad Khan.
Customs Intelligence staff intercepted the suspected Hino oil tanker during the monitoring of the coming goods. The driver of the Hino oil tanker bearing registration number of TUA-753 was asked to produce the original import documents of said High Speed Diesel. The driver of the Hino oil tanker failed to produce the GDs of the High Speed Diesel.
The Hino oil tanker was coming from Baluchistan and its destination was Muzaffargarh. It was also revealed that said quantity of diesel was smuggled into Pakistan from Iran and was going for selling in the market. The oil tanker was painted to give impression that oil tanker belonged to oil marketing company and it was being carried out for their legal supply after clearance.
Customs Intelligence seized the 25,000 liters High Speed Diesel (HSD) oil along with Hino tanker under Customs act 1969 after initial interrogation. The value of seized High Speed Diesel oil was almost Rs2.5 million and Oil tanker of worth Rs.4 million. Further Investigations are still underway till the filing of this report.