ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Islamabad impounded a large number of foreign origin smuggled steering gear assemblies and contraband lower arm suspensions on the GT Road, Chungi No: 26, Motorway Chowk.
According to details given by Ansir Anees, Deputy Collector ASO Islamabad, that a tip-off was received from the Superintendent Customs (Preventive) MCC Islamabad that an attempt would be made to smuggle foreign origin miscellaneous auto parts from Gilgit by a truck with registrations No: TAE-892.
She said that, after getting the said information, a raiding party was constituted which set up a picket on GT Road, Chungi No: 26. The truck was sighted coming from the Gilgit side which was signalled to stop by the Sepoys.
She told CT that a thorough search of the aforementioned vehicle led to the recovery of 25 cartons of steering gear assemblies made of China weighed 475 kilogram and 25 cartons of lower arm suspensions weighed 500 kilogram.
Deputy Collector told Customs Today that on demand the possessors of the smuggled goods failed to produce any proof of lawful possession of recovered foreign origin auto parts adding that the customs staff seized above said auto parts and brought them to the state warehouse. The worth of the seized goods was estimated Rs299959.
The raiding party, participating in the seizure, comprised Superintendent Arif Zaman Dar, Superintendent Abdul Malik, Inspector Abdul Hafeez and Inspector Pervaz Iqbal Goraya.