HYDERABAD: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Hyderabad has seized 30 cartons of cigarettes with Suzuki pickup approximately valued at Rs 3.1 million involving duty/taxes to the tune of Rs 2 million.
As per details, the ASO teams, following the instruction of Collector Model Customs Collector Hyderabad, Dr Ahmed Mujtaba Memon, conducted various raids in the region to curb smuggling.
An ASO team, under the supervision of Additional Collector MCC Hyderabad, Omer Shafique, comprising Deputy Superintendent Syed Saleem Shah and other staff, intercepted a unregistered vehicle near City Gate, Hyderabad and recovered 30 cartons of foreign origin cigarettes
The official asked the driver to produce any documents showing the legal possession or import of the goods but he could not show any documents on which customs seized the items following the prevailing customs law.
After preparing the seizure reports, the ASO team deposited the confiscated cigarettes and vehicle in Hyderabad State Warehouse.