MIANWALI: The Customs Collectorate Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) Mianwali has seized a non duty paid Toyota Motor car. The market value of the impounded vehicle is Rs8,37,120 involving customs duty and taxes of Rs4,37,120.
Sources told Customs Today, that the ASO team comprising Azhar Hussain Jafri, Muhammad Omar Bhatti, (inspector), and Sher Ahmad, Muhammad Amin, Muhammad Yousaf (sepoys) and Riasat Hussain driver, during their routine checking, found a Toyota bearing registration no: AAN-439 (Sib ) model 1992 as per seat belt and automatic gear system and transmission near Mosa Khail Pindi Road district Mianwali.
The ASO team asked accused person namely Qasim Shah son of Shereen Khan to show legal documents regarding import of vehicle. But he failed to show any relevant documents. ASO team further examined the vehicle and found nothing available in it except bogus copy of registration book.
The ASO seized the vehicle under section 2(s), read with SRO.566(1)2005 section 16, and 18 of the Customs Act 1969 section 3 of Sales Tax Act 1990 and section 148 of Income Tax Ordinance 2001 and forward the case to Customs Adjudication department for legal action.