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Deputy Collector Hassan Farid issues ONO in favour of ASO

Deputy Collector Hassan Farid issues ONO in favour of ASO

LAHORE:  The Deputy Collector Customs Adjudication Mohammad Hasan Farid has issued an Order-in-Original (ONO) No. 228-229/2017.

According to the details, Superintendent Anti Smuggling Organization vide Contravention Report no. 90/2017 dated 8.5.2017 endorsed vide C. No. 4.5.2017 dated 23.5.2017 are that pursuance to an information on 4.5.3027, the staff of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization Lahore as mentioned above intercepted a cartons of foreign origin cigarette near Niazi Bus Stand Yateem Khana Lahore. On query a person standing near the cartons identified himself as Shahid Mehmood son of Safi Kher Din resident of House No. 402, Block –A, Sabzazar Scheme, Lahore.

He claimed the ownership of the said cartons and stated that he purchased the foreign origin cigarettes from Shahalam Market, Lahore. Thereafter examination of the said cartons was conducted in the presence of the said person and other witnesses which led to recovery of foreign origin cigarette Milano brand 50 dandas, foreign origin Benson & Hedges, 900 packets, zafrani patti eight cartons.

On demand the said owner could not produce any documentary evidence or otherwise, in support of lawful possession of the above said foreign origin cigarettes and zafarani patthi rather he showed willingness to pay the livable duty and taxes on the intercepted cigarettes. Therefore said recovered cigarettes were seized under section 168 (I) of the Customs Act, 1969 for contravention of the provisions of section 2 (s) 16 punishment under clause of 89 section 156 (I)Import and Export (Control ), Act,1950.

During proceedings in Customs Adjudication no one appear before to defend the charges and produced any documentary evidence against the seized goods.  After examining the case Deputy Collector Customs Adjudication Mohammad Hasan Farid issued Order-in-Original (ONO) in favour of Customs Anti Smuggling Organization by declaring seizure of cigarettes as legal.