Smuggled Iranian oil, other goods seized

Karachi: Directorate General of Intelligence & Investigation-FBR, (Anti-Smuggling) in its ongoing campaign against the menace of smuggling has seized foreign origin smuggled goods worth Rs. 1 Crores and 25 lacs.

According to details 45000 smuggled Iranian diesel and petrol along with three tankers used in the transportation of smuggled petroleum products were seized near super Highway Toll Plaza with the active support and help of Pakistan Rangers Sindh. Value of seized diesel and petrol along with three oil tankers is approximately Rs. 80 lacs.

FIR of the case has also been registered. In another case, more than 5 tons foreign origin smuggled Cumin Seeds (white Zeera) dumped in a shade near Maripur Road Karachi was taken into custody. This was recovered on the basis of information that smuggled goods are being stored and dumped in various godowns and other places.

Legal custom documents including payment of duty and taxes of Cumin Seeds were not found.

The Customs Intelligence staff also seized more than 300 bottles of foreign origin liquor and beer. FIR of the case has also been lodged in the Customs Court and the further investigation is underway.

In response to a query, Director Customs Intelligence, Mohammad Asif Marghoob Siddiqui, told that total value of the goods seized in these three operations is around Rs. 1 Crores (Ten million).

He further informed that these Anti-Smuggling operations were conducted under the supervision of a team headed by Assistant Director, Kaleem Ullah, including Superintendent Raffat Hussain, Deputy Superintendent, Mohammad Aslam, Intelligence Officer Akmal Hashmi, Munawwar Ali, Saif Hashmi, Qasim Alvi, Meraj Alvi and Pervaiz Zardari. Formal seizure report of all the smuggled goods is being sent to Collector Adjudication and prosecution action is also underway.

He also told that Range Office Sukkur has seized smuggled Gutka, Black Pepper and one smuggled Car valuing Rs. 25 lacs. Director concluded that operation against smuggled using available resources will continue with full source.

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