FAISALABAD: The Collectorate of Customs Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) Faisalabad has seized contraband items worth Rs14,067,920 during the month of July 2017.
According to the details, the ASO seized contraband items from different locations of Faisalabad city, including Chanab Nagar, Sargodha Road, Gattwala, Karkhana Bazar, Railway Colony and other areas.
The items were seized on the information of Collector Muhammad Sadiq and under the supervision of Deputy Collector Usman Tariq and according to Import and Export Control Act 1950 punishable under section 156(1)89(i) 90 of the Custom Act 1969.
The ASO team comprising Superintendent Tanveer Raza Naqvi, Inspector Faizi Raza, Muhammad Tanveer, Safdar Ali, Sepoys Muhammad Khalid, Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Ashraf, Liaqat Ali, and Afzal Hussain participated in the raids.
The customs officials confiscated the items as the accused persons failed to produce documents regarding legal import of the items. Later, the seizure report was submitted to the adjudication department for further proceedings.
As per the details in the seized items included four vehicles under Section (U/S 157), being used for smuggling transportation worth Rs39,00,000 and four others non duty paid vehicle under section (U/S 16 NDP), worth Rs19,00,000, foreign origin cloth 1020 kilograms worth Rs642600, tyres and tubes (14 numbers) worth Rs1,00,000, smuggled diesel 47450-kilograms worth Rs, 17,00,000 and various other contraband items worth Rs 5825320 during July of fiscal year 2017-18.