KARACHI: The staff of anti smuggling organisation (ASO) headed by Assistant Collector Syed Muhammad Raza Naqvi raided a petrol pump near Gulbai, SITE Karachi involved in the sale of illegal Iranian Diesel.

The raiding team seized more than 20,000 litres of Iranian diesel along with an oil tanker. The petrol pump has also been sealed.

As Collector Preventive Tariq Huda is pursuing a rigorous campaign against smugglers and different teams have been formed headed by Assistant Collector Mohammad Raza. Since January, ASO of Preventive has made cases worth over Rs300 million.

Sources said that these are special purpose buses and used only for smuggling purpose. There are no seats in these passenger buses and these are stuffed with smuggled goods.

Around 8-10 such buses carry non-duty paid goods into Karachi from Quetta causing a revenue loss of Rs70-80 million daily. Despite the fact that these passenger buses have no seating arrangements and are used exclusively for smuggling, the Customs Adjudication releases these carriers. An official said a policy is needed that these transportation means should be confiscated.