FAISALABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) seized foreign origin toothbrushes containing 47440 pieces made in China worth Rs4.5 million on Friday.
Sources told Customs Today that the toothbrushes were being transported into Faisalabad through Lahore. A raiding party was constituted which held a ‘naka’ at Lahore Road Gutwala Toll Plaza. During checking a consignment was intercepted that contained goods under a table.
ASO official asked the accused Ahtesham Raza to produce legal documentary evidence of the said items but the accused failed to produce any documents relating to its legal import.
All the toothbrushes were seized under the relevant provision of the Import and Export (Control) Act 1950 Section 156 (1) 89(i) of the Customs Act 1969.
ASO detecting staff consisted of Superintendent Tanveer Raza Naqvi, Inspector Khalid Ashraf Noor, Faran Frank and Sepoy Afzal Hussain. The seizure report along with enclosure was sent to the customs adjudication department for further legal action.