MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) has foiled an attempt to smuggle large quantity of urea fertilizer on timely information sharing with collectorate.
According to details, Multan Customs Anti-Amuggling Organization shared key information regarding smuggling of Urea fertilizer from Punjab through Sakhi Sarwar and tribal areas of Dera Ghazi Khan.
Multan Customs Collector Imran Ahmad Chaudhry shared Information with Collector Dr. Fareed Khan for prevention of urea fertilizer smuggling. As country agricultural sector is already facing acute shortage of Urea fertilizer for cultivation of wheat. Collector Dr. Fareed Khan directed Additional Collector Moin Afzal to thwart any that attempt of smuggling urea fertilizer in the garb of nitro phosphate.
Additional Collector formed a special a team headed by Assistant Collector Baz Gul and Inspector Aslam Solangi along with Class-4 staff seized 12-trucks load (20 tons) of urea at Darakhshan check post.
It is pertinent to mention here that Customs has started crackdown against smugglers who were involved in the smuggling of Urea fertilizer in the country. Prime Minister Imran Khan has also directed Customs to prevent smuggling of urea fertilizer .
On the directions of Prime Minister Member Customs Tariq Huda and Chief Collector Muhammad Sadiq have also advised Customs formations including Multan to keep strict vigilance on the movement of smuggled goods.