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Deputy Collector Adjudication declares seizure of Rani Juice as legal

Deputy Collector Adjudication declares seizure of Rani Juice as legal

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication Deputy Collector Shahzad Liaquat Ranjha has issued Order-in-Original (ONO) 59/2018 in smuggled Rani Juice case.

Brief facts of the case as reported by Superintendent of Customs ASO Preventive that on 28.20.2017 the staff of Anti Smuggling Organization intercepted 260-crates of Rani float Juice lying outside Chaudhary Brothers Cargo Service Lahore. On query a person standing near the said juice identified himself as Moeen Khan care of AB Traders Office New Madina Center Shah Alam Market Lahore and claimed the ownership of the said juice. Thereafter, the examination of the said juice was conducted in presence of the said owner and other witnessed which revealed foreign origin Rani Float Juice flavoured Peach drink.

On demand the said owner failed to provide any documents in support of lawful import or legal possession of the above mentioned foreign origin juice. However, the said owner requested for grant of some time for provision of the requisite import documents. Therefore, the above said juice was detained in terms of section 2 (kk) of the Customs Act, 1969 for want of import documents and to probe further.

However in spite of the lapse of sufficient time no one turn up to submit any valid documentary evidence showing lawful possession of the detained juice. There were, thus sufficient reasons to believe that the said foreign origin juice had been brought into the country breach of the restrictions and prohibitions for the time for provision of the requisite import documents.

After examining the whole case Deputy Collector issued Order-in-Original in favour of Customs ASO declaring confiscation of Rani Juice as legal according to customs laws.