FAISALABAD: The Customs Intelligence and Investigation has confiscated foreign origin (F/O) different brands of chocolates and cigarettes worth Rs1.2million involving duties and taxes of Rs915621.
Sources told Customs Today that following a tip-off received through Deputy Director Ittrat Hussain, the intelligence team, comprising Muhammad Siddique, Muhammad Saleem, Intelligence Officers (IO), and Sepoys raided M/s Asia Cargo Service, Railway Road Faisalabad, and found 500 cigarettes of Luvin fresh chocolate, 66-kg of gold chocolate, Luvin strawberry brand of 1000 cigarettes and 6,000 Tara Filter Khaini Pouchs.
To query, clerk of Truck Stand Sajjad Ali showed a booked bilty No: 142060. On demand Stand Clerk could not produce documentary proofs of legal import or lawful possession of the recovered goods nor was found attached with the showing bilties.
Therefore, after the examination, the customs officials seized the items under the Import and Export Control Act-1950 punishable under Section 156(1) 89 and 178 of Customs Act-1969.
The seizure report was forwarded to the adjudication for further legal action.