FAISALABAD: The Customs Intelligence and Investigation seized a consignment of smuggled Rani juice worth Rs5,00,000 involving duty and taxes amounting to Rs 3,95,369 during a crackdown.
Sources told Customs Today, that the intelligence staff intercepted a trailer bearing registration no: P-2729 near Jhang Road Bypass and recovered 259 cartons of Rani float juice made in Iran with date of expiry 7-06-2016. The trailer was coming from Karachi.
The intelligence team asked the driver Nasir Mehmood son of Muhammad Aslam to produce document regarding legal import of the items. He produced different bilties issued by M/s Pak International Goods Transport Company (Regd), Maripur truck Stand Karachi in respect of loaded goods. As information was authentic and on the spot, there was no proper arrangement for physical examination and loading unloading of the container.
Therefore, container was de sealed in presence of Zafar Iqbal Munshi and driver and also others witnesses and its examination was carried out which led to the recovery of goods booked vide bilty no: 1502 dated 3-02-2017. On demand, driver and Munshi of truck Ada could not produced any documentary evidence showing legal import purchase of recovered goods no it was found attached with produced bilties.
Therefore, the officials confiscated the goods under Section 2(kk), of the Customs Act, 1969 read with Section 17 ibid.