MULTAN: The Model of Customs Collectorate Anti-Smuggling Organization has seized 10,000 liters of smuggled High Speed Diesel (HSD) in their successful action on Friday morning.
Sources told Customs Today that Multan Customs received credible information that huge quantity of smuggled High Speed Diesel will be transported from jurisdiction. Assistant Collector Zohaib Sandhila formed special team which comprises Superintendent Habibur Rehman, Inspector Ghulam Asghar, Inspector Abdul Samad and others to take action against smuggled HSD after receiving said information.
Anti-smuggling squad started patrolling in the suspected routes of Dera Ghazi Khan and its adjourning ways to thwart any attempt of smuggling in the region. Anti-Smuggling Organization initiated the monitoring of transported High Speed Diesel to restrain smuggling from jurisdiction.
Sources told that Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization team intercepted suspicious Bedford oil tanker near Qasba Gujrat of Muzaffargarh and asked the driver Muhammad Saifullah Khan to produce import documents of said High Speed Diesel and its oil tanker.
Driver of the oil tanker failed to provide any import documents to Customs anti-smuggling squad for verification and customs teams detained the oil tanker along with 10,000 liters of High Speed Diesel.
Customs teams seized the said High Speed Diesel in their action after confirmation of smuggled one along with Bedford oil tanker under section 157(2) of the Customs Act 1969 being used for smuggling of non-duty paid goods.
The net value of the seized oil tanker and High Speed Diesel is assessed at approximately Rs3 million. Further investigations regarding smuggled High Speed Diesel are still under process.