KARACHI: The Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) staff of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Sukkur has seized four non-duty paid vehicles worth Rs.8.5 million.
Keeping in line with the directions of Chairman Federal Board of Revenue and the Director General Customs Intelligence and Investigation to curb the menace of smuggling, Customs Intelligence & Investigation Hyderabad under the supervision of Director Dr. Sadiqullah Khan tightened the controls and kept extra vigilance against the organized smuggling of non-duty paid vehicles and contraband goods.
In this regard, Assistant Director Raza Naqvi advised the Range Office, Sukkur of the Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation-FBR (Customs) to carry out active surveillance on the movement of smuggled smuggled vehicles in particular, within their jurisdiction and to improve the information network.
The efforts bore fruit as information was received that four Vehicles would be transported from Quetta for delivery to their buyers in Punjab. The Sukkur ASO team planned and executed an Intelligence Based Operations in liaison with Pakistan Rangers and successfully intercepted four (04) smuggled vehicles near Kandhkot, Sindh.
With the addition of this seizure, the value of seizures during the current financial year (2019-20) by the Range Office Sukkur has risen to Rs. 26.98 million, as against cases valuing Rs. 21.515 million during corresponding period of last year, showing an increase of 25%. The Range Office, Sukkur has seized 67,000 litres of Irani origin POL products and other miscellaneous goods during current financial year which was contributed to almost 75% of the increase in seizures by the Regional Directorate, Hyderabad.
The effort was appreciated with the direction to focus on Intelligence Based Operations with particular emphasis on contraband goods of all sorts including products and vehicles.