HYDERABAD: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Hyderabad has seized 750 cartons of foreign origin BAHMAN cigarettes worth Rs300000 involving customs duty and taxes of Rs318000 during an action in Sukkur.
The action was taken following the directions of Collector Hyderabad Agha Shahid Majeed Khan.
Sources told Customs Today that Additional Collector Rehmatulah Vistro received a tip-off regarding the smuggling of foreign origin contraband goods. He formed a team, comprising Superintendent Ghulam Shabbir Phulputo, Inspectors Nasrullah Jilal, Ayaz Ali Shah, Rahib Ali Abro, Abdul Wahab Sheikh, Muhammad Jurial Abbasi, Agha Nazir Ahmed, Sepoys Shabbir Ahmed Thebo, Iqbal Sheikh, Hawaldar Mehram Ali, Driver Manzoor Shori and others, to take action against the smuggling.
The ASO team intercepted a public transport vehicle near checkpost in Sukkur division and recovered the smuggled BAHMAN cigarettes. The officials asked the driver about the documents regarding the legal import of the items but he could not prove legality of the goods. The team impounded the items under the Customs Act. A case was registered against the accused. The case has been sent to the customs adjudication for further legal action.
The ASO deposited the confiscated goods into Sukkur State Warehouse.