KARACHI: The Anti-Smuggling Organisation (ASO) has confiscated packaging material weighing over 37 tonnes worth Rs 10 million and impounded four trucks carrying the items from Export Processing Zone (EPZ) in New Karachi.
The ASO team, comprising its incharge Haji Aslam, Inspectors Akmal Hashmi, Saif Hashmi and Munawwar Ali, intercepted four trucks in SITE area and recovered the packing material.
The owners of the seized items had declared that entire stuff could not be molded into plastic granules while it could be. The material was being supplied by a factory named ‘Sir Gravure’, located in EPZ.
The customs has imposed charges of mis-declaration on the accused as the material was taken after submitting amenity bonds and cheques to the EPZ, on the pretext of making plastic granules from the material which was later to be exported.
The matter was later reported to the Customs Intelligence and Investigation where Director General Lutfullah Virk and Director Asif Marghoob Siddiqui appreciated the performance of ASO team.
A seizure report in this context has been made and submitted to the Collector Adjucation Customs House.