LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication Deputy Collector Mohammad Hasan Farid has issued an Order-in-Original (ONO) no: 237/2017 by declaring the seizure of non duty paid Honda Civic car as legal.
According to the details, Superintendent Anti Smuggling Organization forwarded the case to Customs Adjudication by stating that on 4.4.2017 the Anti Smuggling staff intercepted a Honda Accord bearing registration no: NV-542 (Islamabad) opposite Moon Market, Allama Iqbal Town Lahore. The person on the driving seat claimed the ownership of the above said car and introduced himself as Ahsan Rehman son of Abdul Rehman. On demand the said owner failed to provide any documentary evidence showing legal import and possession of the above said vehicle and sent it chassis number and engine to FSL.
The ASO team impounded the vehicle and forwarded the case to Customs Adjudication for further proceedings. Customs Adjdudication Deputy Collector Mohammad Hasan Farid has issued a show cause notice to the owner of the vehicle asking him to appear and prove his innocence but despite issuing of several notices no one appeared to claim the ownership of the above said vehicle. The forensic test shows that the chassis and engine of the above said vehicle was tempered with the original one.
After examining the case Deputy Collector Customs Adjudication Mohammad Hasan Farid declared the seizure of the Honda Civic car as legal.
It is also necessary to mention here that Customs Adjudication has expedited their efforts to conclude hearing of pending cases on priority basis.