HYDERABAD: In its campaign to check and curb the menace of smuggling of various items, Model Customs Collectorate of Hyderabad has made a total number of 38 seizures of various smuggled items during the last three and half months worth over Rs 100 million.
During the period from mid March to June 30, different items including vehicles/motorcycles, cloth, tyres and tubes, auto parts, cigarettes, electronic items, cell phones, blankets, gutka, solar cell, CNG cylinders, computer accessories, computer tablets, almonds etc. were seized by the three Special Anti Smuggling Squads of MCC, Hyderabad.
Besides, 72,142 litres HSD worth Rs 7.9 million 99,000 litres black oil (rubber processing oil), 1,515 litres engine oil worth Rs 6.6 million and 55,170 kg LPG worth Rs 3.7 million were also seized during the period.
Moreover, during the current financial year, Model Customs Collectorate of Hyderabad has produced remarkable results in its anti-smuggling operations. Three Special Anti-Smuggling Squads of the Collectorate have made a total number of 184 seizures of various smuggled items worth Rs 280.3 million.
During FY 2013-14 a total quantity of 79,042 litres of smuggled HSD worth Rs 8.6 million, 70 NDP/vehicles/motorcycles worth Rs 78.1 million, tyres & tubes worth Rs 13 million, auto parts worth Rs 6.2 million, electronic items worth Rs 16.6 million, gutka worth Rs 24 million and various other items including cloth, watches, engine oil, cigarettes, carpets, blankets, toys, toiletries, charas (hashish) etc. valuing at Rs 134.1 million have been seized.
Model Customs Collectorate Hyderabad Collector Muhammad Ibrahim Vighio has issued strict instructions to all the anti-smuggling formations for utilization of all resources to curb the menace of smuggling.