FAISALABAD: The Customs Collectorate Anti Smuggling Organisation (ASO) has seized contraband items worth Rs 23896453 involving duty and taxes Rs 16913051.
Sources told Customs Today that the ASO confiscated the items from different locations including Chanab Nagar, Sargodha Road, Gattwala, Karkhana Bazar, Railway Colony, and from other areas.
The items were seized on the information of Customs Collectorate Collector Mirza Mubashir Baig under the supervision of Assistant Collector Shah Samad Hamdani under the Customs Act 1969.
The team comprising Superintendent Tanveer Raza Naqvi, Inspector Shah Newaz, Muhammad Munir, Hafiz Waqas Ahmed and others constables 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 investigation after confiscating the items.