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Quetta Customs recovers Iranian diesel worth Rs22m during crackdown

Quetta Customs recovers Iranian diesel worth Rs22m during crackdown

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs team recovered 108,000 liters foreign origin Iranian diesel worth  Rs22 million during a crackdown on various check posts.

Sources told Customs Today that the Collectorate launched a crackdown against foreign origin Iranian diesel on 27 November 2018 which resulted in seizure of around 108,000 liters smuggled diesel at various check posts

Collector Ashraf Ali formed special anti-smuggling teams under the supervision of Additional Collector Zubair Shah and Deputy Collector Maqbool Baloch and further directed Maqsood Durrani and Superintendent Niamat Kakar to curb the flow of Iranian origin diesel, therefore, all check posts were directed to take stern action in this regard.

Teams at Surab check post at Khuzdar Surab highway, Kolpur check post Quetta-Jacobabad highway, Lakpass check post, Baleli check post and a dumping place on Quetta Jacobabad Road recovered around 108,000 liters foreign origin Iranian diesel worth Rs22 million.

In this regard, the Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) already issued a direction to customs authorities for rapid action against diesel smuggling. This diesel mafia consisted of unscrupulous elements who are also taking the advantage of meager staff of Customs, the vast area of the province and its annexure with Iranian border spanning thousands of miles.