FAISALABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Faisalabad has confiscated the contraband coriander seeds worth Rs495000 involving duties and taxes amounting to Rs367274 besides impounding a Mazda truck worth Rs800000.
Deputy Collector Usman Tariq received a tip-off that a huge quantity of coriander seeds was being smuggled. He immediately constituted a team which intercepted the Mazda truck with registration No: FDK-4580.
The officials recovered 5,500 kilograms of foreign origin coriander seeds. The item was being transported from Peshawar to Faisalabad and Lahore.
After recovering the item, the staff asked driver Imran Khan to produce the documents regarding the legal possession of the item but he failed to do so on which customs team seized the item and also impounded the vehicle under Section 157 (2) of Customs Act-1969.
The detecting staff comprised Superintendent Tanveer Raza Naqvi, Inspector Faizi Raza, Muhammad Munir Ahmed and Sepoy Afzaal Hussain, Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Anwar, Muhammad Yasin and Muhammad Dilawar.