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DC orders handover of impounded Iranian dates weighed 18,680-Kg, truck to owner

DC orders handover of impounded Iranian dates weighed 18,680-Kg, truck to owner

FAISALABAD: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication Deputy Collector (DC) Asma Hameed has released the impounded Foreign Origin (F/O) Iranian dates (18680-Kg) and Hino truck after the issuance of Order-In-Original by the Customs Adjudication on 27-7-2017.

Sources told Customs Today that Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Mianwali intercepted a Hino truck with registration No: C-1901 and recovered Iranian dates of different brands’ names. The dates were being transported from Malakand to Mianwali. The seizing agency impounded the items and a carrier vehicle under Section 168 of the Customs Act-1969 and forwarded the case to the Adjudication Department for further legal action.

After hearing of the seizure case, Deputy Collector Asma Hameed issued an ONO No: 107/2017 and gave directions for the release of said seizures after the assessment of the impounded dates and truck in addition to leviable duties and taxes under the relevant custom rules.

Owner Bashir Khan son of Hassan Khan has been imposed lump sum fine of Rs20000 under section 181 of the Customs Act-1969 as penalty for the release of vehicle.