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Additional Collector Asma declares seizure of NDP truck legal

Additional Collector Asma declares seizure of NDP truck legal

FAISALABAD: Customs Adjudication Additional Collector Asma Hameed issued an Order in Original (ONO) in favor of the Anti-Smuggling Organization Sara-i-Muhajir.

As per details, ASO team received information through Assistant Collector Shah Samad Hamadani regarding the movement of smuggled vehicle. The team intercepted used Hino truck bearing registration no: C-2165 Dir model 1997 near Sara-i-Muhajir Chowk district Bhakkar and asked the owner of the vehicle who identified as Nawab Khan to show documents regarding legal import of the Hino truck.

The owner failed to produce any documents regarding legal possession of the Hino truck. Therefore the officials impounded the vehicle under Section 2(s) and 16 of the Customs Act 1969.

Later the team sent its chassis for forensic test. The report clarified that present chassis number is not original as it is tempered with. The officials sent the case to the Customs Adjudication for further legal action.

However, no one appeared to defend the case from respondent side and not any written reply was submitted before the adjudication. While inspector Muhammad Munawar Rathore appeared from the prosecution side and asserted that the seized vehicle fell under the ambit of Section 2(s) of the Customs Act 1969.

Therefore Additional Collector Adjudication Asma Hameed has issued ONO No 132/2018 in favour of the Customs SaraiMuhajir and ordered to impound the Hino truck under Section 156(1) 89(i) of the Customs Act 1969.