LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) recovered over Rs300 million illegally imported tyres, cigarettes, dry milk, welding rods, betel nuts, cloths, china salt, ceramics tiles, sisha flavor, cars, and land cruisers in various raids in the city.
Sources told Customs Today that on the directions of Collector Preventive Basit Maqsood Abbasi, the ASO team under the supervision of Assistant Collector Salman Javaid, Assistant Collector Ali Tauqeer initiated crackdowns on the smuggling activities in the city and recovered the non-customs paid items and vehicles with the assistance of customs inspector M Ashfaq Hamdani, police and district management.
The customs authorities also confiscated vehicles used in the illegal transportation of the illegal goods and items. The official sources said that over Rs 5 million vehicles that transported non duty paid items were seized.
The customs authorities after registering cases against the responsible persons.
It is necessary to mention here that Collector Basit Maqsood Abbasi directed all anti-smuggling squads to adopt zero tolerance policy against smuggling. He directed that anyone who found involved in smuggling should be dealt as per law.