QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs foiled an attempt to smuggle 65,000 liters of smuggled Iranian diesel through 22 wheeler trailer.
Collector Ashraf Ali told Customs Today, that as per the directions of FTO, Collectorate continues crackdown over illegal Iranian diesel and adopted a comprehensive strategy to curb sale of non-customs paid Iranian diesel.
Collector Ashraf Ali said that he received credible information about smuggling of non-duty paid Iranian diesel. After receiving the tip-off he immediately constituted a team under the supervision of Additional Deputy Collector Zubair Shah, Maqbool Baloch which also comprises Superintendents Maqsood Durrani and Aslam Khan and Kulpur check post In-charge Ghulam Hussain Khoso, Asghar Khan and Salahuddin Khoso.
The squad of Kuplur check post intercepted a 22 wheeler trailer who was coming from Karachi, the squad asked the driver of the trailer to produce any documents who can prove that the diesel is imported by legal manner but the driver of the vehicle failed to show any proof which can prove that import of diesel is legal.
Ashraf Ali said that the Customs staff intercepted the vehicle which was carrying 65000 liters of smuggled Iranian diesel and brought it to the Collectorate premises where the staff registered a FIR against the smuggled Iranian diesel along with the offending vehicle while case forwarded to Investigation and Prosecution department for further investigations.
Collector told that he made an appreciation call to all the Customs staff who took part in the above said seizer the value of seized diesel along with vehicle is estimated in worth of 2.5 million.