ISLAMABAD: The Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has detained heavy quantity of non-duty paid smuggled goods of Indian, Chinese and Thai origin worth more than million rupees.
According to details, on tip off, anti-smuggling staff of Directorate General of intelligence and investigation of the Federal Board of Revenue, Rawalpindi, comprises intelligence officer Ghulam Sarwar and others intercepted a Mazda mini-truck coming from Lahore bearing registration no: LES 5899 near Mandra Toll Plaza. The truck was driven by Mudassar Iqbal, a resident of Maria P.O. Nakiyal Tehsil Fateh Pur Thakyala, District Kotli.
On search, the customs team recovered Indian, Chinese and Thai made miscellaneous goods, including Sunsilk Shampoo 320 ml, Vaseline hair tonic and scalp conditioner 100 and 200 ml, Promex CHS3 new UN1760 class 8 Corrosive Liquid 5 chlord 2 Methly 4-1 Sthazolim 3 one 2 Methyl 1-4 isothiazolin 3 one 25 Kg. Yipin Pigments (S130) Synthetic Iron Oxide Red oxide de Hierrd Sintetico Roja Roja each of 25 Kg, Kimix Redispe sible Powder Polymer, Supreme G-Raj Tobacco net weight 50 gram, Guru Zafrani Patti scented chewing tobacco net weight 40-e and foreign origin national high power juicer Model No. FP 610s grass weight 11-k.
On demand, the driver failed to produce any evidence regarding legal import or lawful possession of the recovered goods except bill of lading no: 438, 387, 409, 2705 and 431 issued by Lahore Cargo Beroon Madina Electric Market Shah Alam Gate Lahore.
Therefore, the anti-smuggling staff seized the goods under section 17 of the Customs Act, 1969, for further verification of its legal import and payment of duty and taxes.