QUETTA: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Quetta took into possession Non-Duty-Paid (NDP) smuggled vehicles, petroleum products and goods valued at Rs72.282million during July Financial Year FY2017-18.
According to details explained by sources of Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Quetta that, during July FY2017-18, the ASO Quetta impounded 47 NDP vehicles from different parts of MCC Quetta jurisdiction under the Customs Act-1969. The sources told CT that the value of said NDP vehicles was estimated at Rs29.82million.
During above said period, the ASO Quetta seized 41,590 litres of petrol, diesel, kerosene oil and mobil oil. The estimated value of seized POL products is Rs2.58million. During above said period, the ASO Quetta made huge seizures against smugglers and notorious persons and confiscated various kinds of smuggled goods which comprise betel nuts, tyres and tubes, auto-parts (old and new), foreign origin fabrics and cigarettes worth Rs39.882million.
Telling about the Field Formations of Customs Stations, sources told CT that there are many Field Formations of Customs Stations which generate revenue while working against anti-smuggling activity. Their names are Taftan, Chaman NLC Dry Port Quetta, Railways Dry Port Quetta, AFU (Quetta International Airport), Zhob, Dalbandin (Established 1983–functional for Anti-Smuggling and provides clearance for marble imported from Afghanistan), Nokundi (Dormant–established 1983), Katagar (established 2006 Pak-Iran Border), Gaznali (Dormant–established 2006 Pak-Afghan Border), Qamar-Din -Karez (Dormant–established 2006 Pak-Afghan Border) and Badini (Dormant–established 2006 Pak-Afghan Border).