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Customs ASO impounds truck loaded with non-duty paid dry fruit worth Rs41m

Customs ASO impounds truck loaded with non-duty paid dry fruit worth Rs41m

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) team recovered huge quantity of dry fruit worth Rs41 million during a raid in Akbari Mandi.

Sources told Customs Today that Additional Collector Tayyaba Kiyani received information that a huge quantity of smuggled dry fruit is loaded on a truck parked inside Akbari Mandi. She constituted an anti-smuggling squad under the supervision of Deputy Collector Moazzam Raza which also included Superintendent Agha Qadeer Haider, Inspector Abdul Rehman, Inspector Sajjad Bukhari and Inspector Abul Hassan. The intercepted the truck which was parked in Akbari Mandi.

The team asked the owner of the truck identified as Nabi Bukhsh to produce legal documents against the loaded dry fruit but he failed to provide any legal documents.

After his failure, ASO team seized 14 tons peanuts, almonds and coconut from the truck and registering a case started further investigations.

Meanwhile, Collectorate of Customs Preventive, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) foiled a bid to smuggle a huge quantity of betel nuts and Indian origin Two-on-Two gutka.

Sources told Customs Today that Additional Collector Tayyaba Kiyani received credible information about the smuggling attempt.  She immediately constituted a raiding team under the supervision of Deputy Collector Moazzam Raza which also included Superintendent Agha Qadeer Haider, Inspector Nasir Saeed, Inspector Saleem Shahid and Inspector Chaudhary Aslam.

The above-mentioned team raided a truck adda of M/s Baba Farid Goods Transport and recovered three hundred bags filled with eight tons of prohibited betel nuts which were tactfully hidden under the bags of rice and were ready for supply to Karachi. Sources told that after registering a case of smuggling against the party, the team started further investigations.

Meanwhile, anti-smuggling squad also impounded two non-duty paid vehicles from Defence and Johar Town. Both vehicles were plying on roads with forged number plates. Customs ASO team impounded the vehicles and started investigations.