MIANWALI: The Customs Anti Smuggling Organization seized 15000 liters smuggled High Speed Diesel (HSD) worth Rs7 million involving duty and taxes worth Rs4.2 million. ASO team also impounded oil tanker worth Rs2.5 million under Section 157 of the Customs Act, 1969.
Sources told Customs Today that Additional Collector Muhammad Saeed Asad received information regarding smuggling attempts after which he formed a team comprising Inspector Munawar Rathore, Umar Bhatti and Sepoy Muhammad Feroz, Muhammad Anwar and Said Rasool.
The team intercepted oil tanker bearing registration number K-0055 near Jhang Mor Bhakkar which was driven by Muhammad Yasin. During the search, the ASO team found smuggled HSD.
The ASO team asked the suspect to produce documents regarding the legal import of the HSD. He produced a copy of two invoices issued by M/s Umar Oil Traders Hassan Chowk, Muzaffargarh Road. The documents were examined and found that these are not relevant to the subject goods.
The ASO team after finding some discrepancies seized the HSD and forwarded the case to customs adjudication for further proceedings.