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Hyderabad Collector Memon declares crackdown on oil smuggling

Hyderabad Collector Memon declares crackdown on oil smuggling

HYDERABAD: Hyderabad Model Customs Collectorate Collector Dr Wasif Ali Memon has declared crackdown against illegal trade of smuggled Iranian diesel and ordered subordinates to demolish petrol pumps involved in illegal selling of smuggled oil. Anti-smuggling squad has also been established under supervision of MCC Preventive Assistant Collector Imanullah Khan Tareen to curb the menace of smuggling in Hyderabad.

Sources told Customs Today that in a recent move against smuggled oil, customs has seized oil tanker with registration number AP 0007 and recovered 10,000 litres Iranian diesel worth Rs 1 million, near Mitiari Police Station.

Sources also informed that smugglers have established smuggling network across Sindh where they sold smuggled Iranian diesel by contracting with local petrol pumps. “MCC Preventive Assistant Collector Imanullah, in compliance with the directives of MCC Collector Dr Wasif Ali Memon had started crackdown on petrol pumps selling illegal Iranian diesel and demolished many pumps during the operation,” they added.