QUETTA: MCC Quetta Preventive has seized 20,000 liters of smuggled diesel worth Rs2.4 million, as a crackdown was launched on illegal fuel stations.[the_ad id=”31605″]In the light of Suo moto notice taken by Federal Tax Ombudsman, the Chief Collector, and Collector MCC Preventive, Quetta directed to launch a crackdown against illegal Petrol Pumps. In compliance of the directives, the special operation team along with mobile squads was constituted to conduct operation in the area of Dera Allahyar bypass to dismantle the illegal petrol pumps and to seize the smuggled dumped Iranian diesel.
The operation was conducted along with special team designated by the Collector, MCC, Hyderabad and the district Police and FC. During operation, it was noticed that all the petrol pumps located in bypass area were closed down and fuel tanks were found empty. Even the nozzles and boards of Petrol pumps were also not seen on many petrol pumps. During the operation in a petrol pump named New Mashallah Petroleum Service hidden fuel tanks were observed. From where, 20,000 liters Iranian diesel dumped in a tank was recovered.
The widespread crackdown against illegal petrol pumps created deterrence and discouraged the smugglers to manage any type of dumping places or to establish illegal petrol pumps. Another petrol pumps namely Moulana Petroleum Service, Shah Petroleum Service, Imran Mari Petroleum Service, Sada Behar Petroleum Service and Rashid Sultan Petroleum Service were found to be shut down and petrol or diesel was not found in tanks or dumping places.
Deputy Collector Quetta Preventive Abdul Qudoos Shaikh, Inspectors Naseer Shaheen, Ghulam hussain Khoso, Mansoor Ahmed Mengal, Muhammad Saleem Shah, Fareed Ahmed, Muhammad Shabbir Khan, Muhammad Ramzan and Ishaque George of MCC Quetta Preventive took part in the operation. MCC Quetta Preventive team was assisted by Deputy Collector Hyderabad Kaleemullah Wagan, Inspectors Aziz Katbar, Mehfooz Rehman, Ayaz Mastoi, Ayaz Ali Shah, Momin Shah and Rahib Ali of MCC Hyderabad.
DPO Dera Allahyar along with staff and FC Dera Allahyar lended all support and assistance to the Customs authorities in their endeavor against illegitimate trade.