MULTAN: Additional Collector Custom Adjudication Talib Hussain has issued Order-in-Original for the out-rightly confiscation in favor of Customs Intelligence and Investigation.
According to details, Anti-Smuggling Organization intercepted a foreign origin Toyota Hilux Surf of white colour which was bearing registration no BE- 2338 from Multan. The owner of the vehicle who claimed ownership was identified as Ghulam Shabbir Ahmad resident of Chungi no.6 provided original documents of the said vehicle as evidence to justify possession of the vehicle.
Customs authorities conducted chemical laboratory forensic examination of the impounded vehicle and referred the case to Customs Adjudication authorities. The said vehicle was found right during forensic examination but vehicle record was not found in the vehicle registration record of customs.
Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization forwarded the said case to Customs Adjudication for trial. Customs Adjudication issued a show cause notice to the owner for the pursuance of seized vehicle. Owner did not submit any response to the Customs Adjudication despite several notices in the case.
On the other hand, anti-smuggling squad representative appeared on every hearing of case and provided facts to Customs Adjudication. In the light of provided fact it was established that said vehicle was brought into the country through clandestine route without payment of duty and taxes .Additional Collector Talib Hussain after reviewing all the stated facts of the case declares the seizure of Toyota Hilux Surf as legal.