QUETTA: Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) of Customs Collectorate seized smuggled goods and vehicles worth Rs1350 million during financial year (FY) 2016-17. ASO seized 907 non duty paid (NDP) and offending vehicles while were found involved in transporting of smuggled goods.
Deputy Collector ASO Junaid Mehmood while talking to Customs Today said that under guidance of Collector Dr Saeed Jadoon performance of ASO Quetta remain excellent during financial years (FY2016-17).
Deputy Collector told that during the above said period the Collectorate seized 610 non duty paid vehicles worth Rs451 million whereas under section 157 (2) ASO Quetta seized 297 offending vehicles. He said that Customs Collectorate Quetta did not mention the value of offending vehicles in revenue because of their non cleared status.
He said that during FY2016-17 the ASO seized 235 kilograms of narcotics comprises chars, heroin and opium worth of million of rupees whereas the ASO seized smuggled Petroleum Oil Lubricants (POL) products like petrol, diesel, kerosene oil, mobil oil in quantity of 195487 liters he was adding that the worth of said POL products estimated Rs109.00 million.
Junaid Mehmood told that during FY2016-17 the ASO Quetta seized Betel Nuts, Tyres, Spare Parts, cloth and foreign origin fake cigarettes in worth of Rs.790 million, he said that during above said period the ASO registered huge cases against smugglers and tax evaders and seized smuggled goods and vehicles in worth of Rs.1350.00 million.