MULTAN: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Sadiqabad Unit impounded 80,000 liters smuggled High Speed Diesel from two different oil tankers during their action.
According to details, Customs Intelligence and Investigation expedited the drive against smuggled Iranian POL products on the directions of Director Muhammad Zahid Khokar.
Customs Intelligence and Investigation received credible information from their source that huge quantity of High Speed Diesel will be transported to South Punjab through Sadiqabad route.
Customs Intelligence and Investigation constituted special team of field staff including Inspector Muhammad Umer, Senior Intelligence Inspector Malik Muhammad Nasir, Inspector Muhammad Amjad, Shakeel-ur-Rehman and others to prevent any smuggling attempt.
Field Intelligence Unit of Sadiqabad Region enhanced strict surveillance of suspected routes. FIU impounded first oil tanker from Taranda Muhammad Khan which was filled with 40,000 liters of High Speed Diesel.
Customs Intelligence staff intercepted the second suspected Hino oil tankers from Chani Ghoth area which was coming from Quetta. The drivers of the Hino oil tanker were asked to produce the original import documents of said High Speed Diesel. Both drivers of the Hino oil tankers failed to produce the GDs of the High Speed Diesel.
It was also revealed from initial investigation that said quantity of Iran Origin High Speed Diesel was smuggled into Pakistan through clandestine routes.
Customs Intelligence seized 80,000 liters High Speed Diesel (HSD) along with both Hino tankers under Customs Act 1969 after initial interrogation.
The value of seized HSD was almost Rs.15 million along with oil tankers worth Rs6 million. Further investigations are still underway against the seized 80,0000 liters High Speed Diesel.