ISLAMABAD: A Special Car Cell, Directorate General, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Headquarters, Federal Board of Revenue Islamabad, has impounded a non-duty-paid heavy duty smuggling vehicle used for construction projects worth Rs4.5million.
According to sources, staff of the Special Car Cell received a tip-off that a foreign origin used non-duty-paid heavy smuggling vehicle Hino 8C 24 valve dumper with registration plate No: SBA-674-SIBI Balochistan, Model 1999-2000, is coming from Peshawar on GT Road with the loaded construction material.
Deputy Director Khaldun-ul-Haq constituted a special team under the supervision of Superintendent Car Cell Saeed Ahmad. The special team of the car cell set up a picket on GT Road near Tarnol Islamabad. After a while, the tipped-off heavy dumper truck was seen on GT Road while coming from Peshawar side.
The staff of the special car cell intercepted the dumper and conducted a search in the presence of the driver but found no illegal items. On demand, the driver and possessor of the Hino dumper failed to produce any import and lawful documents regarding the payment of duties and taxes except the copy of an authority letter from the non-registered construction company.
As per import and auction data available with the Directorate General, Customs Intelligence and Investigation, no import and auction record was found. So the Intelligence Officer of the Special team, Gul Nawaz, seized the smuggled Hino dumper under Section 17 of the Customs Act-1969 for further verification of its import status and payment of duties and taxes and forensic test.