LAHORE: Customs Intelligence & Investigation has impounded Rs5 million non customs paid illegally imported Mercedes from Allam Iqbal Town.
Sources told Customs Today that on information the customs authorities raided auto workshop in Allama Iqbal Town and seized illegally imported Mrcedes C/18.
The sources said that credible information was received by the customs authorities that a non customs paid Mercedes was being overhaul in a workshop located in Allama Iqbal Town.
The sources said that on the direction of the Director Customs Intelligence Rubab Sikandar the customs authorities constituted a team led by deputy director raided the workshop and confiscated the vehicle.
The sources said that the Mercedes was detained and the owners were demanded legal documents of import of the vehicle but they failed to provide and documentary proof. The customs authorities being fully satisfied finally seized the vehicle. It was said that the value of the vehicle is estimated Rs 5 million.
It was said that the vehicle was used under the number plate BEC/675 while it was being owned by a resident of Allama Iqbal Town whose name is Ali.
The customs authorities after registering a case have started further investigations in to the matter.
The raids by the customs authorities have been intensified following the rising smuggling activities in the city due to which the authorities have taken decision on to curtail the menace of smuggling in the city and its surroundings.