FAISALABAD: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Faisalabad has seized the contraband coriander seeds worth Rs990000 involving duties and taxes amounting to Rs367274 besides impounding a Mazda truck valued at Rs1.5million.
Assistant Collector Shah Samand Hamadani received an actionable tip-off that a huge quantity of coriander seeds is being smuggled. He immediately constituted a team which intercepted the truck bearing registration No: FDK-4422 under Section 157 Customs Act-1969.
The officials recovered 5,500 kilograms of foreign origin coriander seeds. The item was being transported from Quetta to Faisalabad.
After recovering the item, the staff asked Driver Imran Khan son of Gul to produce the documents regarding the legal possession of the item but he failed to do so on which customs team seized the item and impounded the vehicle according to the customs bylaws.
The detecting staff comprised of Superintendent Tanveer Raza Naqvi, Inspectors Muhammad Munir, Faizi Raza and Sepoys Afzaal Hussain, Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Anwar, Muhammad Yasin and Muhammad Dilawar.