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Customs I&I team recovers Chinese origin auto parts worth Rs20m

Customs I&I team recovers Chinese origin auto parts worth Rs20m

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation team raided a godown belonged to M/s Afzal Auto Center located at Chamra Mandi, Shuja Colony and recovered a huge quantity of non-duty paid auto spare parts worth Rs20 million.

Sources told Customs Today on 1st December 2018 that Rubab Sikandar received actionable information that huge quantity of Chinese origin non-customs paid auto spare parts are dumped in a godown after which she constituted a raiding team under the supervision of Deputy Director Usman Tariq which also includes Intelligence Officer Hamid Babar, Nadeem Ahsan, Abid Javed, Agha Sultan Haider and Tipu Sultan.

Sources said that during initial investigations owner of the godown failed to produce any legal documents regarding import and storage of Chinese auto spare parts. Customs I&I team seized spare parts and transferred the same to Directorate of Customs I&I premises while further investigations are still in process till the filing of this report.

Meanwhile, Customs I&I team also impounded non-duty paid Mercedez Benz S8 vehicle near Shaukat Khanum Hospital.

Sources said that when customs I&I team intercepted the vehicle, the driver parked the vehicle alongside the road and fled away. Customs team impounded the vehicle and after registering a case started further investigations.