FAISALABAD: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Mianwali, which falls in the jurisdiction of Faisalabad Customs, has impounded a non-duty paid Toyota Hilux Surf worth Rs 32,70,000 involving duty and taxes amounting to Rs 22,70,000.
Sources told Customs Today that Deputy Collector Rizwan Khan constituted a team to curb non duty paid vehicles plying on the roads. An ASO team intercepted a Toyota Hilux Surf SSR-X in black colour vehicle bearing registration no. BD-4885 near Toll Plaza M.M Road district Mianwali.
The vehicle was parked near toll plaza and no one came to claims the owner ship of the same. The vehicle was found unlock and personally examined in the presence of the staff and found nothing available in it. The customs officials took the vehicle into custody under Section 156 (I) of the Customs Act 1969.
However, after a considerable passage of time no one appeared before the seizing agency to show legally documents for clearance of vehicle or to prove its legal import on which customs impounded the vehicle, besides sending contravention report to adjudication.
ASO team comprising Superintendent Choudhary Muhammad Sardar Inspector Umar Bhatti Azhar Hussain Jafri, Muhammad Saifullah, Muhammad Ghulam Mohyuddin and others conducted raid. The investigation in the case is under the progress and seizure report will be followed shortly.