MULTAN: Customs Anti-smuggling Organization (ASO) has seized non-custom duty paid vehicles and articles of worth Rs73.5 million in their different anti-smuggling operations during the month of April 2018-19.
According to details, Anti-Smuggling Organization has carried out various anti-smuggling operations in the region on the directives of Collector Ambreen Ahmad Tarar to thwart smuggling of good and non-customs paid (NDP) vehicles. Multan Customs ASO detected 33 seizure cases of smuggling during the month of April.
Anti-Smuggling Organization car cell impounded 25 vehicles during their massive crackdown against smuggled vehicles in their jurisdiction on the basis of received information. Anti-Smuggling Organization has conducted different anti-smuggling operations in three widely range districts including Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan and Sadiqabad.
These impounded vehicles were of different models and made ups including Toyota Land Cruiser, Mitsubishi Pajero, Toyota Vitz, Suzuki Vitara, Toyota Civic, Mercedez Benz, Toyota Hilux Surf and others. All seized vehicles were impounded by ASO during their action were non–tampered and non-customs paid.
Anti-Smuggling Organization has also intercepted foreign origin High Speed Diesel (HSD), betel nuts smuggled cloth and auto parts of worth Rs38.3 million throughout their actions.