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Additional Collector Asma orders to impound smuggled mobiles

Additional Collector Asma orders to impound smuggled mobiles

FAISALABAD: The Collectorate of Customs Adjudication Additional Collector Asma Hameed has ordered to confiscate the foreign origin mobile phone of assorted models and brands.

As per details, the additional collector issued Order in Original (ONO) no: 162/2017 in favor of the Air Freight Unit (AFU) while deciding the case.

As per details, in pursuance of information, the customs staff during the checking of passenger coming by flight no: GFA-790 scheduled to be arrived at Faisalabad from Bahrain. One bag having in red color and one shopping bag were left on the conveyer belt. Further on suspicious a person namely Tayyab Manzoor has been detained for further inquiry.

The above said person failed to provide any legal documents regarding import of foreign origin mobiles. Customs Adjudication team detailed all the mobiles and forwarded the case to Customs Adjudication for further proceedigns.

During hearing no one appeared to defend the case from respondent side nor any written reply has been received from the respondent despite given ample opportunities. Rana Abdul Nasir appeared from the prosecution side and asserted that the seizes goods fall under the ambit section  2(s) of the customs act 1969. The additional collector after the hearing the arguments issued ONO and that seized goods had been brought into the country through an unauthorized route without payment of duty and taxes. She ordered to seize the Smuggled mobiles in under Section 156 (1)89 of the Custom Act, 1969.