FAISALABAD: The Field Investigation Unit (FIU) Khushab has impounded the smuggling Iranian dates and a trailer worth Rs11.4million involving duties and taxes of Rs990000 during a successful raid.
The intelligence team intercepted a trailer with registration No: TLZ-385 near Mianwali Toll Plaza, M.M Road. The officials checked the vehicle and recovered Iranian origin 4529-cartons of dates of Muzafati and Rabbal brands.
The team asked the driver named Muhammad Naqash son of Muhammad Nazir, a resident of district Attock, to show the documents regarding the legal import of the items.
He provided a Bilty No: 2355 issued by New M/s Pak-Mehran Goods Transport Company Karachi showing A.B traders as sender and Gunj Mandi Rawalpindi and GD No: 625/2017 showing clearance of Rabbal and Muzafati branded dates from Customs Station Gwadar. There was no arrangement for the search of the vehicle therefore vehicle was brought to the intelligence office.
Later, intelligence team seized the items under Section 16 of the Customs Act-1969 and 3(1) (3) of the Import and Export Control Act-1950 punishable under Section 156(1)90 of the Customs Act-1969.
Faisalabad Customs Intelligence team, comprising Deputy Director Muhammad Azam, Superintendent Muhammad Tahir Iqbal, Intelligence Officers Chaudhary Saeed Hayat, Asghar Mehdi Naqvi and Sepoys Khalil Ahmed, Naeem Niazi, Muhammad Sajjad and Muhammad Anwar, participated in the action.