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Offending pickup loaded with smuggling items taken into possession by Islamabad ASO

Offending pickup loaded with smuggling items taken into possession by Islamabad ASO

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Islamabad impounded smuggling goods along with an offending vehicle (vehicle used for carrying smuggling goods) worth Rs2.389million on GT Road, Peshawar-Rawalpindi.

According to details given by Majid Hussain Gadd, Assistant Collector, ASO, that he received a tip-off by Collector Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Islamabad Dr. Saeed Khan Jadoon that some smuggling bid will be made on the GT Road. So he with his team of the ASO squad established a picked on GT Road Peshawar –Rawalpindi and intercepted a pickup with registration No: BD-2062. During a checking, the ASO staff found a huge quantity of smuggling goods.
The ASO staff asked the possessors of the items to show any proof of the loaded goods but they failed to provide any valid evidence regarding the seized items. The goods consisted of 30 tyres, 540 kilogram of chocolate, 528-kg of Mars chocolates and 562-kg of chewing gum.
Assistant Collector told CT that the ASO also impounded the offending vehicle valued at Rs0.7million. After the seizure of above said goods, the ASO staff deposited the items along with the offending vehicle to the State Ware House and registered an FIR against the notorious smugglers.

A case has been forwarded to the Investigation and Prosecution (I&P) Department for further action.