MIANWALI: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Mianwali has seized huge quantity of non duty paid cigarettes worth Rs2,60,000 involving duty and taxes amounting to Rs33,502.
Sources told Customs Today that ASO Assistant Collector Shah Samad Hamadani after receiving information regarding the smuggling attempt constituted a team following the instructions of Collector Muhammad Sadiq to foil the smuggling bid.
The team comprising Superintendent Chaudhary Muammad Sardar, Inspector Muhammad Umar Bhatti and Sepoy Muhammad Amin conducted a raid and recovered 500 cartons of non duty paid cigarettes of different brands, including Milano, and Pine from a loader rickshaw, which was being used for the transportation of the items from M/s Al Atif Goods Forwarding Agency to city area.
The customs officials asked the accused person who were later identified as Ghulam Mohayuudin son of Muhammad Sharif to produce documents regarding legal possession of cigarettes. But he remained failed to provide the same.
Later, the seizure report was submitted to the adjudication department for further investigations after confiscating the cigarettes.