ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization Islamabad seized 5,713 smuggled mobile-phones, 3,130 rechargeable mobile-batteries and 587 mobile-chargers along with an offending vehicle valued at Rs10.5million besides arresting a smuggler.
According to details explained by Majid Hussain Gaad, Assistant Collector Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Islamabad, that, on a tip-off shared by Saeed Khan Jadoon, Collector Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad, the ASO squad, led by Superintendent Sohail Ahmad, set up a picket at Islamabad Toll Plaza and intercepted the offending Toyota car (vehicle carrying smuggling goods) bearing registration N: FF-382 modelled 2015.
Assistant Collector told CT that the ASO staff asked the notorious man to show any legal proof of the loaded mobiles but the possessor failed to do so. The ASO staff impounded the mobile-phones including Nokia’s 496 pieces, Nokia, Modelled 3310, 300 pieces, Nokia, Modelled 108, 671 pieces, Nokia, Modelled 1280, 3350 pieces, Samsung, Modelled B-310, 296 pieces, Nokia, Modelled 1616, 109 pieces, Nokia, Modelled 1800, 190 pieces and Nokia, Modelled 101, 301 pieces. The ASO also seized rechargeable-batteries made in China in numbers of 3130, Nokia mobile-chargers in numbers of 587 made in China and mobile phone-packing made by China in quantity of 14 kilogram.
Gaad told CT that the ASO Islamabad confiscated the above said smugglled items and registered an FIR against the smugglers and shifted all the seized mobiles and accessories to the State Ware House for further investigation.
He said the Investigation and Prosecution (I&P) Department is doing interrogation from apprehended smuggler named Mukaram Khan S/o Awal Khan, a resident of Al-Haj Market Hayatabad KPK.