LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation team impounded two non duty paid vehicles and computer accessories in two different operations.
Sources told Customs Today, that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigations Rubab Sikander received credible information about some smuggling and attempts and non duty paid vehicles which are being plyed on roads. She immediately constituted a ASO team under the supervision of Deputy Director Usman Tariq which also comprises Superintendent Saleemullah Khan, Intelligence Officer Zulfiqar Ali Dogar, Agha Sultan Haider, Sohail Murtaza and Nadeem Ahsan.
The above mentioned ASO team raided on a workshop located near Lawrence Road and recovered huge quantity of non duty paid computer accessories. The security guard of the godown failed to produce any relevant documents against the import of computer accessories. The market value of seized goods is Rs6 million. Customs ASO during another operation intercepted a non duty paid BMW car which was also cleared through bogus documents from Excise department. The owner of the vehicle did not have legal documents of vehicle.
The same ASO team also impounded a Honda Civic car from Shera Kot. The customs team after registering separate cases of smuggling against relevant persons started further investigations.
It is also necessary to mention here that Customs Intelligence and Investigation beefed up their anti- smuggling activities. Director Customs Intelligence Rubab Sikander already directed all anti smuggling squads to adopt zero tolerance policy towards smuggling. She directed to take stern action against those who found involved in smuggling.