KARACHI: The Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) Hyderabad has seized a large quantity of smuggled Irani diesel and lodged an FIR against a lubricant company and driver of the vehicle transporting smuggled commodity.
According to the details of the case, information was received through Additional Collector Umar Shafique that an Oil Tanker bearing registration No. TLZ-298 is loaded with 60,000 liters HSD of Iranian Origin filled from Hub Baluchistan and is going to move to Punjab through Super High Way.
ASO Hyderabad organized a Custom Party headed by Shafi Jamali, Inspector to foil the attempt of smuggling and deployed a team at By Pass, Hyderabad.
The oil tanker was intercepted and the driver of the said oil tanker informed that it contained 60,000 liters of Reclaimed Gas Oil and produced Delivery Challan and outward/Inward gate pass issued by M/s Al Jabble Lubricants Limited, Karachi.
On examination of the said documents it was found that 60,000 litres Reclaimed Gas Oil has been loaded for Khan Petroleum, Lahore by M/s Al Jabble Lubricants from Moch Goth factory of the said concern. The Customs Team took over the possession of the said oil tanker duly and brought it to the Custom House, Hyderabad. Later it transpired that the goods were actually HSD smuggled from Iran.
Moreover, the clever concealment of the ggods clearly indicates that organized smuggling was being done. Furthermore, the driver during initial interrogation revealed that indeed the load being carried in the said tanker was loaded from location in Hub, Balouchistan.
The seizing agency in view of above is of the opinion that the recovered High Speed Diesel is smuggled one and has been brought in the country through un-authorized channel. Therefore, 60,000 litres alongwith oil tanker bearing registration No.TLZ-298 being used for transportation of smuggled HSD has been seized and FIR has been lodged.