ASO Preventive Karachi seizes smuggled diesel, cigarettes

KARACHI: The anti-smuggling organization (ASO) Preventive, Karachi has seized large quantity of smuggled diesel and foreign origin cigarettes in two separate operations. The value of the seized goods is calculated at Rs8.0 million.

Information was received through Collector MCC Preventive Dr. Iftikhar about the movement of smuggled contraband through passenger buses and movement of smuggled Irani diesel. Additional Collector Aamir Theim and Deputy Collector tightened the monitoring of inter-city passenger buses.

Subsequently, a bowser truck was intercepted at RCD Highway near Moachko Choke Point and recovered more than 35000 liters smuggled diesel concealed/hidden in the bowser. Smuggled diesel along with said vehicle were seized accordingly.

Millions of gallons of fuel illegally exit Iran each month. The government has tried a number of measures to stop the flow, like slashing fuel subsidies, erecting fences and walls along the border, and imposing steep fines on smugglers who get caught.

Moreover, a bus namely Al Hafiz Coach coming from Quetta was detained on credible information and a huge quantity of foreign origin cigarettes concealed in the said bus at Moachko Choke Point was recovered.

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