KARACHI: The anti-smuggling wing of Customs Intelligence, Karachi has foiled an attempt to smuggle huge quantity of Iranian origin rubber processing oil worth Rs5.1 million on Tuesday.
According to details, the wing received an information that a racket of criminals is involved in illegal transportation of Iranian origin rubber processing oil by using the route of Hub before entering Karachi.
Acting on the tip off, special team under the supervision of Haji Aslam, senior officers was constituted for surveillance and reconnaissance. During the patrolling, the special anti-smuggling squad comprising Qasim Alvi, Akmal Hashmi and Khurram Saeed, intelligence officers intercepted truck carrying smuggled Iranian origin rubber processing oil.
The goods and the truck have been impounded and the driver arrested from the spot. The value of the rubber processing oil and truck is estimated about Rs5.1 million.
Muhammad Asif Marghoob Siddiqui, Director, Customs Intelligence, Karachi confirmed the initiation of criminal proceeding against the accused persons arrested during the seizure. Siddiqui said that special arrangements have been made by customs intelligence to control smuggling of goods entering Pakistan from Iranian border.
During September 2014, the directorate seized different goods like tiles, padlocks, chemical, HSD Oil worth Rs. 39 million.