HYDERABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO), Sukkur division, has confiscated foreign origin non-duty-paid 85 cartons, 1,296 bottles or 49,680 sachets of different shampoos including Dove, Head & Should and Pentene valued at Rs747876 including duty and taxes during an action at Dera Mori check-post abpout 10 days ago in August 2017-18.
Collector Model Customs Collect orate (MCC) Hyderabad Akhlaq Ahmed Khattaq directed his staff to abort the smuggling attempts in the region. Additional Customs Authorities received a tip-off regarding the smuggling of foreign origin non-duty-paid different Shampoos. He formed a team, comprising ASO Customs Preventive Sukkur In-Charge Zulfiqar Jamali, Inspector Manzoor Jamali, Inspector Tufail Bhutto, Sepoys and a driver, which participated in the execution of the operation.
The ASO team intercepted a public transport vehicle near Dera Mori Sukkur and recovered non-duty-paid 14 cartons, 504 bottles of Dove Shampoo, 71 cartons and 792 bottles of 41,760 sachets of Head & Should, 11 cartons and 7,920 sachets of Pentene Shampoo. The market value of the items is Rs747876 including duties and taxes.
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. So the team impounded the items under the customs bylaws.
A case was registered against the accused and sent to the customs adjudication for further legal action. The ASO deposited the confiscated goods into Sukkur-Larkana division State Warehouse. Officials said that Hyderabad Customs Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq had directed that effective steps be taken for curbing the smuggling in the region. They added that the anti-smuggling officials have enhanced the vigilance on roads to keep an eye on the movement of the contraband items and NDP vehicles.