LAHORE: Customs Investigation and Intelligence has impounded 2000 non-duty paid mobile phones which were being transported to Pattoki, sources told Customs Today here.
The sources said that on information that assorted type of 2000 non duty paid mobile were being transported to Pattoki, the customs authorities intercepted a pickup at Hall Road.
The customs authorities demanded legal clearance documents but the owners failed to produce any legal clearance document against the 2000 mobile phones. The customs authorities seized the illegally imported mobile and registered a case and started further investigations.
It was said that the customs authorities have claimed that the Rs8 million duty and taxes were to be paid by the owners on the mobile phones but they instead of paying duty taxes opted to smuggle the mobiles inflicting millions of rupees losses to the national exchequer.