ISLAMABAD: Special Car Cell, Directorate Customs Intelligence and Investigation, Federal Board of Revenue Islamabad, has impounded a non-duty-paid smuggled vehicle Honda Accord CL-7 car valued at Rs2.5million.
According to sources, the staff of the Special Car Cell received a tip-off through an informer that the said non-duty-paid vehicle with fake registration No: LEA08-7993, Model 2006 (1996 CC), is parked at Sector F-10, Markaz Islamabad.
The car cell staff rushed to the spot and found the vehicle at the place informed. The staff tried to call the owner of the vehicle by announcements but nobody came forward to claim the vehicle. It is guessed that the occupant of the vehicle, noticing the ugly situation for him, fled the scene.
Ultimately after waiting for more than two hours, the vehicle was taken into possession in the presence of the witnesses and shifted to the HQs office at G-10 Islamabad. The chassis of the vehicle was tallied with the record data of Import and Amnesty Scheme 2013 but no trace of the same chassis number was found.
As per record of Excise and Taxation office and Motor Registration Authority Lahore, Registration No: LEA 08-7993 is allotted to another Honda Accord of Model 2004 having different chassis number. The staff of the Special Car Cell has seized the vehicle under section 168 of the Customs Act-1969 for violation of sections 2 (s) and 16 read with SRO. 556 (1) 2005 dated 06 June 2005 and section 3 (1) of Imports & Exports (Control) Act-1950 punishable under section 156 (1) 89 & 178 0f the Customs Act-1969.