QUETTA: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Quetta impounded various non-duty-paid (NDP) vehicles and smuggled goods worth Rs 37.988 million from July 1 to 24 during financial year 2017-18.
Talking to Customs Today, Deputy Collector ASO Junaid Mehmood said that under the guidance of Collector MCC Quetta Dr Saeed Jadoon, the performance of the collectorate remained excellent during 24 days of July. During the period, the ASO registered 23 cases against smugglers and possessors of NDP vehicles worth Rs 37.988 million.
During the corresponding period, the ASO of MCC Quetta seized smuggled goods and vehicles valued Rs1350million during FY2016-17. The ASO Quetta impounded 907 Non-Duty-Paid (NDP) and offending (vehicles used for carrying smuggled goods) vehicles during above said period.
Deputy Collector told CT that during said period, the collectorate impounded 610 NDP vehicles worth Rs451million whereas under section 157 (2) ASO Quetta impounded 297 offending vehicles. MCC Quetta did not mention the value of the offending vehicles because of their non-cleared status.
During FY2016-17, the ASO Quetta confiscated 235 kilogram of narcotics including chars, heroin and opium valued millions while ASO seized smuggled petroleum oil lubricants (POL), products like petrol, diesel, kerosene oil and Mobil oil of 195,487 litre. The total worth of said POL products is estimated Rs109.00million.
Junaid further told CT that during FY2016-17, the ASO Quetta seized betel nuts, tyres, spare parts, cloths and foreign origin fake cigarettes valued Rs790million. During above said period, the ASO registered several cases against smugglers and tax evaders and impounded smuggled goods and vehicles worth Rs1350.00million.