KARACHI: The police have foiled a bid to smuggle forty thousand litres of Iranian diesel to Mouchko area of the city on Friday night.
Kemari Division Superintendent of Police (SP) Arif Aziz told media that Mouchko police, acting on secret information about the smuggling of huge quantity of diesel, started checking the vehicles coming from Mouchko check post.
During the checking 40,000 litres of Iranian diesel was seized from a tanker, with a registration number TLZ-829, which was concealed into the specially designed hidden cavities of the tanker. The tanker driver Atiqur Rehman, son of Abdul Qadir, was arrested from the spot.
The accused and the tanker have been handed over to the customs authorities for further action.