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Quetta ASO impounds six trucks loaded with smuggled HSD worth Rs21m

Quetta ASO impounds six trucks loaded with smuggled HSD worth Rs21m

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) impounded six trucks loaded with huge quantity of foreign origin diesel near Kolpur check post.

Sources told Customs Today that Collector Ashraf Ali received credible information about smuggling attempt. He formed a team which includes inspectors Asghar Khan and Salahuddin. The established check post near Kolpur and started checking of vehicles.

During checking the ASO team intercepted a Hino truck bearing registration no: TKJ-655  and  during thorough search  recovered 30000 liters  of HSD which was tactfully hidden in crush stone  worth  more than Rs3 million, while at Baleli Check Post Inspectors Shabir Khan , Masroor Mangle, Abdul Qahir and  Qurban Hussain intercepted oil tankers bearing registration mo. JU-8056, TKV-331, TLG-453  TUA-870 and TKX-677 loaded with smuggled Iranian origin diesel.

Sources informed that on demand the drivers of above said vehicles provided fake copies of delivery orders whereas the drivers and owners of the said loaded diesel could not satisfy custom authorities and therefore the fuel was detained worth Rs21.6 million.

Customs team after registering separate cases started investigations.