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Collector Appeals orders release of smuggled goods on payment of redemption fine

Collector Appeals orders release of smuggled goods on payment of redemption fine

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appeals Collector Dr Asif Mahmood Jah has ordered the release of smuggled goods on payment of redemption fine and taxes.

According to the details, that ASO team intercepted a bus bearing registration no:  LES-17-788 at Babu Sabu Interchange Shera Kot, Lahore and found some cartons appearing packed with foreign origin goods. On query, the driver identified himself as Asadullah disclosed that the goods belonged to six passengers travelling in the same bus. The passengers came forward and identified themselves as Hassan Iqbal, Bilal, Jamal Nasir, Muhammad Haris, Izzatullah Khan and Imran Khan.

Thereafter, examination of the goods packed in the said carton was conducted in presence of above said owners and witnesses which led to the recovery of  clutch set, element oil kit (Toyota Genuine parts), Cylinder Sub assembly (Toyota Genuine parts), SAC premium water pump, shock absorber, NGK Spark plugs for Toyota, Inlet air cleaner (Toyota Genuine parts), less and body, for turn (Toyota), fuel pump, LED 60 inches Sony, LED Samsung, UHD TV and other items.

On demand the said owner could not produce any documentary evidence or otherwise in support of legal import or lawful possession of the above said recovered foreign origin goods rather the owners stated that they had purchased their above said owned goods from Peshawar market. They further expressed their willingness to pay duty and taxes leviable thereon.

The ASO team seized the goods and forwarded the case to Customs Adjudication for further proceedings. During hearing the owners adopted the plea that they were unaware that these goods needs any legal documents but now they are ready to pay all legal payments. After hearing their arguments, Collector Appeals Dr. Asif Mehmood Jah ordered to release goods after payment of 20 percent redemption fine, duty and taxes.