LAHORE: Deputy Collector Customs Collectorate of Adjudication has issued Order-in-Original No. 53/2017.
Brief facts of the case, as reported by the Superintendent Customs Preventive ASO vide Contravention Report in case number 21/2017 issued under endorsement C.No. 01/ASO/09/2016/113 dated 17.3.2017 are that, pursuant to an information on 9.1.2017 the anti smuggling staff intercepted a Toyota Primo bearing registration no: IDS-7937 (Islamabad) near Hussain Chowk, Lahore. The person available on the driving seat claimed the ownership of the above said car and identified himself as Umar Mukhtar son of Mukhtar Ahmed.
On demand the said owner failed to provide any documentary evidence showing legal import of the said intercepted car. Thereafter examination of the said car was conducted in presence of said owner and other witnesses. After failure of owner ASO team impounded the vehicle and forwarded the case to Customs Adjudication department.
During hearing Customs Adjudication issued a show cause notice to the accused persons under |Section 180 of the Customs Act 1969 as to why penal action under clause (69) of the Import and Export Control Act 1950 further read with SRO 499 (I)/2009 dated 13.6.2009 may not be taken against them. While on the other hand no owner appeared on behalf of owner to defend the allegations. After examining all the case Deputy Collector Beelamur Ramzan has issued an Order-in-Original (ONO) against owner of the car and declared seizure of Toyota Premio as legal.