HYDERABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Hyderabad, Customs Preventive Sukkur, has confiscated the foreign origin non-duty-paid seven smuggling items including 157 cartons of 10 CP bundles of 10,850 yards of cloths, food items, electrical goods, stationeries, electronic items and shoes worth Rs4.6million involving customs duties and taxes during the vehicles-checking on National Highway near Ali Whan Rohri-Sukkur during the first week of August 2017/18.
Following the guidelines of Hyderabad Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq, Additional Collector Rehmatullah Vistro and his team, comprising Assistant Collector Mumtaz Ali Ghangro, In-Charge checkpost, Inspectors and Sepoys, Driver and others, were apprised of the smuggling of goods outside Sukkur. The customs team started checking of the vehicles. During the checking, the team intercepted a vehicle on National Highway near Ali Whan Rohri-Sukkur and recovered foreign origin non-duty-paid above said smuggling goods.
The market value of the confiscated items was Rs3.2million involving duties and taxes amounting to Rs1.5million.
Before the recovery of the vehicle, the team asked the driver to show the legal documents regarding the possession and transportation of the smuggling goods but he failed to prove anything lawful. So the customs team seized all the items and forwarded the case to the Customs Adjudication for further proceeding.
Additional Collector Rehmatullah Vistro told Customs Today that all the squads, working under the jurisdiction of Model Customs Collectorate Hyderabad, achieved the required results due to timely mobilization. It is all due to a teamwork which resulted in such a brilliant performance of the ASO Sukkur division.