HYDERABAD: The Customs Intelligence Hyderabad has confiscated foreign origin Non-Duty-Paid smuggling television remotes worth Rs03million involving duties and taxes of Rs673823 during a crackdown launched in the last week of October 2017-18 on Bypass Hyderabad.
Sources told Customs Today that I&I Hyderabad, on the strict instructions of Directorate General Customs Intelligence & Investigation Director Shuakat Ali and I&I Hyderabad Region Director, took effective measures to arrest the smuggling in the region.
Director Hyderabad Region received a tip-off about the smuggling of foreign origin Non-Duty-Paid television remotes. He advised the superintendent to use all available resources to foil the attempt. The team, under the supervision of Superintendent Hyderabad, wilayat Ali, comprised Intelligence Officers Shafiq Ali, Muhammad Anees, Sepoys Sikander Ali, Ghayas Ahmed Sarif, Aslam Chohan, drivers and other staff.
The team started checking of the vehicles near Bypass Hyderabad. During the checking, I&I team intercepted a vehicle and recovered foreign origin Non-Duty-Paid smuggling television remotes. The customs team asked the driver of the vehicle to show the legal documents regarding the possession and transportation of abovementioned items, but he failed to provide the required documents. The customs team impounded the goods.
The customs team registered a case of smuggling against the accused and forwarded it to the Customs I&I for further proceeding.