LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) impounded three luxury vehicles from Behria Town worth Rs15 million.
Sources told Customs Today, that Deputy Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Usman Tariq received credible information about some smuggling attempts. He immediately constituted a ASO team comprising Superintendent Saleemullah Khan, Intelligence Officer Zulfiqar Ali, Sohail Murtaza, and Inspectors Agha Sultan Haider and Nadeem Ahsan.
The ASO team established check post near Model Town and started checking of vehicles. During checking the ASO team intercepted a vehicle bearing registeration no: AAA222 Crown Athlete, WGOO90 Crown Saloon car. The team asked the drivers of the above mentioned vehicle to produce legal documents regarding possession of the vehicles.
During verification it was also revealed that these vehicles are registered with the help of bogus documents. The data obtained by Customs ASO did not match with the documents provided by the drivers of these vehicles.
Customs ASO team impounded all the three vehicles and registered a case of smuggling against the owners of these vehicles and started further investiations.
It is also necessary to mention here that Director Customs I&I Rubab Sikandar directed all anti smuggling squads to adopt zero tolerance policy against the owners of non duty paid vehicles.