ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization Islamabad impounded a big quantity of foreign origin smuggling black tea, gear boxes and many other smuggling items along with an offending vehicle worth Rs4.5million on Friday (20th of October) on National Highway.
According to details given by sources of the Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Islamabad that, on a tip-off, the ASO established a picket on Peshawar-Rawalpindi GT Road and intercepted a Bedford truck bearing registration No: Z-1617 Peshawar.
Inspector Asif Mehmood of the ASO, during a thorough search of the offending vehicle, found a huge quantity of 1,740-kg of foreign origin gear boxes, 960-kg of engine blocks, 04 slander, for LTVs, 230-kg of wheel hubs, 4,080-kg of miscellaneous old and new auto parts, 500-kg of foreign origin copper scrape and 70-kg of black tea.
Prior to the impounding of vehicle and other items, the ASO staff asked the possessor of smuggling goods to show the genuine documents as proof that loaded items are not smuggled ones but he failed to do so. The sources told CT that the ASO took into possession the smuggling items along with the offending vehicle and deposited them into the State Ware House.
The ASO lodged an FIR against the smuggler and forwarded the case to the Investigation and Prosecution (I&P) Department for further investigation. The total value of the seized goods is Rs3.5million while the price of impounded offending vehicle is Rs1.00million.