ISLAMABAD: The Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation, Federal Board of Revenue, has seized a non-duty paid vehicle, Toyota Mark X, worth Rs 2.45 million.
Reportedly, Balochistan Chief Minister Secretariat was written on the number plate of the vehicle. However, sources disclosed that the chief minister’s name was used to bring the non-duty paid vehicle in Islamabad.
Sources told Customs Today, that special car cell received a tip off that a vehicle Toyota Mark X car in sliver color bearing Quetta registration number: QBA 3231 Model 2005 3000 CC is parked at Jinnah Super market Sector F-7 Markaz, Islamabad.
The car cell staff rushed to Jinnah Super Market and found the vehicle parked. The cell team, comprising Superintendent Saeed Ahmed, Intelligence Officer Gul Nawaz and other team members waited there for more than three hours. In spite of hectic efforts nobody came forward to claim the ownership of the vehicle.
Ultimately after waiting for hours, the staff of the directorate visited near Kohsar police station Islamabad and informed the SHO about situation. The police lodged the report in daily register and visited the place along with the staff of the special car cell of directorate. The car cell staff took the vehicle into the custody in presence of the police officials and other witnesses and shifted the same to the headquarters Customs I&I Islamabad.
Customs Intelligence and Investigation checked the PRAL and auction data was available with the directorate, as per data no import and auction entry found against the non duty paid Toyota Mark X. Customs officials has been detained the vehicles being unclaimed under section 17 of the Customs Act 1969, for further verification of its import and auction status and payments of duty and taxes.