LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has recovered millions of rupees illegally imported tyres, cigarettes, dry milk, welding rods, betel nuts, cloths, China salt, ceramics tiles, sisha flavor, cars, and Land Cruisers in different raids in the city.
Sources told Customs Today that on the directions of Collector Customs Preventive Basit Maqsood Abbasi, the ASO team initiated crackdowns on the smuggling activities in the city and recovered non-customs paid items and vehicles.
The customs authorities also confiscated vehicles used in the illegal transportation of the illegal goods and items.
The official sources said that over Rs5 million vehicles that transported non duty paid items were seized.
Sources told that customs authorities after registering cases against the responsible persons have initiated further investigations.
It is said that following the successful crackdowns by the customs ASO team Collector Basit Abbasi and additional collector Muhammad Saeed Watto appreciated team instructed them to adopt zero tolerance against every type of smuggling activity.
Earlier last month, the ASO team confiscated smuggled dry milk, China salt and khopra powder worth Rs50 million on the information of Collector Customs Preventive Basit Maqsood Abassi from his sources.
The team recovered 1708 bags of dry milk, 450 bags of China salt and 23 bags of khopra powders.
The customs authorities registering FIR have started further investigation into the case.