LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication issued Order-in-Original in favour of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization while directing the owner of the pay redemption fine for release of his vehicle.
Brief facts of the case, as reported by Superintendent Customs (ASO) in seizure case number 177/2017 dated 8.7.2017 are that in pursuance of an information on the customs staff of ASO intercepted a Mitsubishi Pajero jeep bearing registration no: LOP-196 near Ichra Bazar Ferozepur Road Lahore. The person on the driving seat claimed the ownership of the vehicle and identified himself as Arif Javed son of Muhammad Hussain resident of Gujranwala.
On demand the said owner failed to provide any documentary evidence showing legal import or auction of the said intercepted jeep. Therefore examination of the said jeep was conducted din presence of the said owner and other witnesses. During examination vehicle chassis were found tempered. The customs team forwarded the case to Customs Adjuciation.
During proceeding the owner said that he was unaware about the tempered chassis of the vehicle while purchasing car. He directed the owner to pay all legal duties and redemption fine equal to 20 percent and release the vehicle to its owner.