Huge quantity of Iranian oil seized

Seizure includes 100,000 litres of diesel and 30,000 litres of kerosene oil

Our Correspondent April 28, 2024
Photo: FILE


Law enforcement agencies have seized a huge quantity of smuggled Iranian diesel and kerosene oil in a raid on a storage house in the Paharganj area of North Nazimabad.

The raid was conducted on the basis of a tip-off provided by intelligence agencies and the seizure is estimated to be worth millions of rupees in the market. The raid was conducted on the warehouse in North Nazimabad, Block P and the seizure included 100,000 litres of smuggled Iranian diesel and 30,000 litres of kerosene oil.

Apart from this, diesel dispensers, Rs700,000 in cash, 20 barrels brimming with diesel, 4 oil dumping tanks, mini trucks, and 13 vehicles were confiscated during the raid. However, discrepancies arose when two cases were registered by the Shahra-e-Noor Jahan police.

They claimed that three vehicles, 5,600 litres of diesel, and 300 litres of kerosene oil were seized. When asked, the District Central SSP said that the diesel contained in the tanks couldn't be transported to the police station, and an investigation into this matter is underway.

Moreover, it was revealed that Rs700,000 in cash was recovered during the operation but was not documented in the registered cases. Attempts to clarify the police stance on this matter were inconclusive as the District Central SSP hung up on the correspondent.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson- son for the District Central SSP issued a statement affirming that a significant quantity of illegal diesel and kerosene oil was seized during the joint operation. Two suspects, Babar, son of Abdul Ghaffar, and Sadiq Islam, son of Aziz Muhammad, were arrested, while their third accomplice managed to evade capture.

According to the spokesperson, Babar was arrested in possession of a substantial quantity of diesel in a Suzuki Pickup bearing registration number ZID 0261. Similarly, Sadiq was found with a loaded amount of diesel in a Mazda Mini Truck with registration number JQ 1565, both of which were confiscated.

Additionally, an unidentified driver fled the scene, abandoning his Suzuki Pickup bearing registration number AS 7884, laden with a significant quantity of diesel, which was also seized by the police


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