ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Islamabad took into possession the foreign origin circuit-breakers along with an offending vehicle (Vehicle used for carrying smuggling goods) valued at Rs6.66million. The ASO staff confiscated the vehicle carrying above said smuggling goods near GT Road Rawat.
According to details given by Deputy Collector Ansir Anees while talking with Customs Today that on a tip-off received by sources of DC ASO that foreign origin circuit-breakers would be smuggled from Rawalpindi by Hino truck with registration No: 7796-Peshawar.
To verify the authenticity of the information in hand, a raiding party set up a picket at GT Road Rawat and stopped the abovementioned offending vehicle. A thorough search of the vehicle led to the recovery of foreign origin circuit breakers.
Prior to the recovery, driver of the vehicle and owner of the items failed to produce any documentary proofs, so the ASO squad impounded the smuggling goods along with the offending Hino truck.
The goods confiscated include different types of 16,000 circuits worth Rs5.56million while estimated value of offending vehicle, model 1992, is Rs1.1million.
The raiding customs team was led by Superintendent Nasir Barlas, Superintendent Ishtiaq Ahmed Raja and Inspector Gulam Mustafa Mehar and class-iv Customs staff. After taking the items into possession, the ASO deposited the smuggling goods into the State Ware House while an FIR has also been lodged against the possessors of the contrabands items. The case has been forwarded to Prosecution and Investigation (P&I) Department for further investigation.