FAISALABAD: The Anti Smuggling Organisation (ASO) conducted various operations against smugglers and seized non-duty paid goods worth Rs2.074 million during the first week of January 2017.
Sources told Customs Today that, Deputy Collector Muhammad Rizwan Khan and his team comprising Superintendent Saeed Akhtar Joiya, Inspectors Khalid Ashraf Noor, Ali Zahid, and Sepoys Liaquat Ali, Israr Ahmad and Muhammad Abdullah seized smuggled goods and vehicles under the Customs Act, 1969.
The ASO impounded a vehicle under section 157 worth Rs1 million being used for smuggling, and foreign origin cloth (500-Kgs), worth Rs26,2500 under the section.
The team also recovered other miscellaneous items valued Rs247106. All these items were brought into the country without payment of custom duty and taxes.
ASO seized these items on the violation of Import and Export Control Act 1950 punishable under Section 156(1) 89(i) and 90 of the Customs Act, 1969 and forwarded the cases to Customs Adjudication for further legal action.