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Additional Collector Asma issues notice to owner of smuggled groundnuts

Additional Collector Asma issues notice to owner of smuggled groundnuts

FAISALABAD: Customs Adjudication Additional Collector Asma Hameed issued a show cause notice to owner of smuggled foreign origin groundnuts in shell worth Rs 5.2 million.

Sources told Customs Today that Assistant Collector Shah Samad Hamadani received a tip off regarding the smuggling attempt. He formed an ASO team comprising Superintendent Ghulam Jaffar, Inspector Tanveerul Haq Bajwa, Muhammad Munawar Rathore and Sepoys Saifullah Muhammad, Yousaf Sher Ahmed.

The team intercepted a Bedford truck bearing registration no: Z-6671 Peshawar loaded with the said items weighing 9690 kilograms groundnuts with shell near Kundian Mor district Mianwali.

The officials asked the truck driver Zahid Ullah to produce documents regarding the legal import of goods but he failed to do so. The ASO team impounded the items and forwarded the case to the Customs Adjudication for further proceedings.

Now Additional Collector Asma Hameed issued notice to the accused person namely Zahid Ullah on the violation of Section 2(S) read with SRO No 566(1) 2005 of the Customs Act 1969 and called upon him to show cause as to why impounded goods is not fell under aforementioned provisions of the law.