KARACHI: Directorate of Customs Intelligence & Investigation, Gwadar/Gaddani has seized 152,420 liters of smuggled diesel/kerosene oil, which was being transported in the garb of white oil cleared from MCC Quetta.
Information was received through Director Irfan Javed that un-scrupulous elements had cleared huge quantity of foreign origin Diesel/Kerosene Oil in the garb of White Spirit. The same was intercepted at Jahoo Cross Check Post, Bela District Lasbela.
Accordingly, a team was constituted under the supervision of Assistant Director Khalid Umer and Intelligence Officer Hafiz Muhammad Younus for taking delivery of the subject smuggled diesel from F.C Check Post Awaran Militia who had initially intercepted the same.
Upon initial enquiry, the drivers of the vehicles could not explain anything. However, GDs were produced by them which showed details of import of White Spirit from MCC, Quetta. As per the G.Ds the weights of the White Spirit were 41,650 Kgs, 28,370 Kgs, 37,750 Kgs & 44,950 Kgs respectively.
Since there were no proper arrangements for the physical examination/weighment of the loaded goods, the said trailers along with the bowsers of the goods claimed to contain White Spirit, were brought to the office of the Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation-Customs, Gaddani where thorough search was conducted.
On the directives of Director Irfan Javed the samples were sent to HEJ Laboratory and Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP), for test. The reports confirmed the goods to be diesel and kerosene oil instead of white spirit.
The goods have been seized and investigations are underway.