HYDERABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO), Customs Preventive Hyderabad, has confiscated the foreign origin contraband 24 cartons or 180,029 smuggling sachets of Indian Gutka of different brands worth Rs1.5million along with duties and taxes.
Following the direction of MCC Hyderabad Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq, the ASO team is carrying out various operations in the region to frustrate the smuggling bids. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Hyderabad Akhlaq Ahmad Khattak received a tip-off regarding the trafficking attempt.
He formed an ASO team under the supervision of Additional Collector Aamer Nawaz Hamid. Other subordinate staff comprised In-Charge Inspector Shakeel Khan, Inspector Abdul Majeed Barich, Inspector Muhammad Iqbal Mughal, Inspector Muhammad Abid, Inspector Mushtaque Ali Lakho, Sepoys Siddiqui Ali Khaskheli, Nenomal, Ghulam Sarwar and a Driver.
The ASO team intercepted a trailer with registration No: JU-4213 near Bypass Hyderabad and recovered the said contraband items. The ASO made a seizure report and deposited the contraband Gutkas of different brands into Hyderabad State Warehouse.
Meanwhile, Model Customs Collectorate Hyderabad, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO), also impounded Non-Duty-Paid vehicles including four oil tankers filled with170,000 liter of smuggling Iranian High Speed Diesel (HSD), foreign origin Non-Duty-Paid cigarettes of different brands including Pine Light of Korea, Reds Virgin of England, foreign origin cloths and other contraband items.
Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq said our team is showing brilliant performance in frustrating the smuggling attempts in the region during three months of 2017-18.