PCG seizes 11000 liters of Iranian diesel

KARACHI: Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) on Thursday claimed to have seized 11000 liters of Iranian diesel from Northern Bypass area.

According to PCG spokesperson, on a credible information from intelligence sources about the smuggling of petroleum product from general area Northern Bypass, an special mobile team was detailed for snap checking.

During the process of checking at Northern Bypass near RCD Highway, a suspicious Hino truck was spotted. The vehicle was checked by PCG officials, who recovered 11000 liters of Iranian diesel from the Hino truck.

PCG truck and two petroleum smugglers along with diesel have been taken into custody. Approximate value of Iranian diesel and vehicle in market is RS 23,00,000.

Further investigation and legal process was underway, PCG said.