FAISALABAD: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication Deputy Collector Asma Hameed has issued an Order-In-Original (ONO) in favour of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation’s Field Unit Sarai Muhajir on 27-7-2017.
As per details, FIU Sarai Muhajir has confiscated Trailer No: JU-8432 loaded with used personal computers’ 788-sets, LCD Monitors’ 250-sets, used LCD Monitors in different brand of 507-sets, used laptops’ 28-pcs, used laser printers’ 47-pcs, used computers’ UPS 20-pcs, laser jet printers’ 40-pcs, used laptop bags’ 350-pcs, DVD CD Roms’ 97-pcs and LCD Monitor dual functions’ 6-pcs.
The owner of miscellaneous electronic items failed to submit any relevant legal documents regarding the possession and transportation of the goods. The seizing agency confiscated the smuggled goods and vehicle according to Section 16, 18 of the Customs Act-1969 and Section of Import and Export Control Act-1950 punishable under Section 156(1)89 of the Custom Act-1969.
Muhammad Skakeel son of Muhammad Younas appeared before the Deputy Collector and submitted an affidavit to deal this case on behalf of the respondents and submitted a written request to release the seized smuggled item on payment of duties and taxes and also submitted a written application for summary adjudication.
While no one appeared from the seizing agency, so it has no objection to release. Meanwhile as the respondent has shown his willingness to pay leviable duties and taxes on the seized items which amounts to confession.
Deputy Collector Asma Hameed issued Order-in-Original (ONO) No: 18/2017 in favour of the federal government under Section 156(1)90 of the Customs Act-1969. The CIF valued by the seizing agency is less than the benchmark of Rs150000. However the option is given under SRO-499 (1) 2009 to redeem the item in lieu of confiscation on payment of duties and taxes leviable on the auto parts plus a redemption fine 20% of the customs value to be appraised by the customs Faisalabad under relevant customs law.
The carrier vehicle used for transportation of offending goods is also confiscated under Section 157(2) of the Customs Act-1969. However, an option is given to redeem the same on the payment of lump sum amount of Rs30000 to its lawful owner after due verification of their complete antecedent and claim of ownership. They are warned to exercise due care in future while booking transportation of suspicious goods.