KARACHI: Anti-smuggling team of Customs Enforcement Collectorate Karachi intercepted two Oil Tankers along with 4 drivers loaded with smuggled Iranian diesel near Mochko choke point and recovered 30,000 litres of smuggled diesel (15,000 litres in each).

Total value of the seized smuggled diesel and tankers is estimated to be Rs 27.5 million.

On the instructions of Member Customs Tariq Huda, Collector Enforcement Karachi Feroz Alam Junejo held a meeting with Additional Collector Honak Baloch, Deputy Collector Inamullah Wazir to discuss strategy to arrest increased smuggling of fuel products from Iran.

As the fuel prices in Pakistan have increased exponentially, the difference of smuggled fuel and regular fuel available in Pakistan has increased drastically. Mobile squads and check posts have been alerted in this regard.

It may be mentioned that affairs of certain oil marketing companies in relation to the distribution of smuggled fuel are also being looked into.

In another case Customs Enforcement Karachi has seized a trailer truck at Mochko check post loaded with Urea while illegally crossing to Balochistan whereas it was destined for Karachi. The seized urea along with truck has been handed over to Deputy Commissioner Kaemari for further legal action. Value of the urea and trailer truck is etimated to be Rs 29 million. Total value of seized goods Rs56.5 million.