HYDERABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Hyderabad has seized 1000 cartons of foreign origin smuggled non-duty-paid of Bahman cigarettes worth Rs400000 involving customs duties and taxes of Rs424000 during an action at Jacobabad.
Collector Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Hyderabad Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq ordered his staff to frustrate the smuggling attempts in the region. Additional Collector Rehmatulah Vistro received a tip-off regarding the smuggling of foreign origin smuggled and non-duty-paid cigarettes.
He formed a team, comprising ASO Customs Preventive Jacobabad In-charge Aziz Katpar, Inspector Ray Abro, Inspector Nasarullah Gilal, Inspector Agha Nazir, Sepoys and a Driver, which took part in the operation.
The ASO team intercepted a public transport vehicle near Jacobabad checkpost and recovered foreign origin smuggled non-duty-paid of Bahman cigarettes.
Prior to the recovery of goods, the officials asked the driver for producing documents regarding the legal import of the items but he could not prove anything lawful. The team impounded the items under the Customs Act. A case was registered against the accused. The case has been sent to the customs adjudication for further legal action.
The ASO deposited the confiscated foreign origin 1000 cartons of cigarettes into the Sukkur State Warehouse.