FAISALABAD: The Customs Intelligence and Investigation has confiscated smuggled items worth Rs 5,200,000 involving duty and taxes amounting to Rs2,684,782 during first 7 days of September 2017. Customs Intelligence also confiscated smuggled vehicle Rs2,600,000 under section ( U/S 157 ) being used for transportation.
Sources told Customs Today that following the directions of Customs Intelligence Deputy Director Muhammad Azam a team comprising Superintendent Amjad Khalid, Intelligence Officer Muhammad Siddique, Muhammad Saleem, Bashir Hussain, and sepoys Khalil Ahmad, Muhammad Sajjad, Muhammad Iqbal and Fakhar Abbas conducted various raids against smugglers. The items and vehicle were brought into country without payment of customs duty and taxes.
The intelligence team seized items with the section contravened Import and Export Control Act-1950 punishable under Section 156 (1)89(i) 90 of the Customs Act-1969. The customs team confiscated the items after the owners failed to show documents regarding their legal import.
The seizure reports have been submitted with the adjudication department for further legal process.