LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti- Smuggling Organization (ASO) has impounded four illegally imported luxury vehicles from various localities in the city.
Official sources told Customs Todaythat on the directions of Collector of Customs Preventive Zulfikar Ali Chaudhary, the ASO Lahore team led by Deputy Collector Moazzam Raza undertook crackdown against smugglers of illegal luxury cars.
The team operating against the smuggled vehicles seized Mark-x from Johar Town being played by one Muhammad Rizwan. The team seized second hand vehicle Honda Civic from Wapda Town being used by one Ijaz Bukhari while the team also seized Honda Accord from Kot Lakhpat being used by an unidentified person.
Similarly Customs team impounded smuggled Vitz from one Salim who was driving the vehicle on the Ferozpur Road. The official sources said that the vehicles total value was estimated at Rs6 million.
The customs authorities registering cases against the accused persons have initiated further investigation in to the cases.
The ASO team that made the successful attempt the vehicles which were being illegally roaming on the city roads included Superintendent Nasir Minhas, Mazhar Bhutter, Sajjad Bukhari and others.
The sources said that the owners of the vehicle were failed to produce any legal import document s when the customs authorities demanded the documents against the vehicles. The customs authorities being fully satisfied finally impound the vehicles under Customs Act.