MULTAN: The Customs Investigation and Prosecution (I&P) branch has lodged FIR against suspect who is involved in smuggling of foreign origin Troller truck impounded by Anti-Smuggling Organization in their action.
According to details, Multan Customs Anti-smuggling Organization staff intercepted a foreign origin Daewoo Troller truck during examination on suspect of non-customs paid in their vigilant surveillance at Rahim Yar Khan region.
The said driver accelerated the said truck and tried to run away from sight in order to avoid customs anti-smuggling staff. But customs anti-smuggling squad chased the suspected vehicle after covering some distance near Quba Lal Pir Taranda Saraye Khan Rahim Yar Khan.
Multan Customs examined the said Daewoo Troller truck bearing registration number SMA-047 and asked driver Muhammad Afzal son of Muhammad Rafique to present legal documents of the said vehicle to prove its possession. But driver failed to produce any relevant documents of the said vehicle. Customs anti-smuggling squad found said vehicle non-customs paid after the verification and decided to seize the said vehicle under Customs Act 1969.
The net value of the seized vehicle was almost Rs8 million and duty taxes of Rs3.5 million. Customs Investigation and Prosecution Branch carried out inquiry from driver against the said vehicle after ascertaining hint of smuggling. Customs Investigation and Prosecution branch found that he was trying to transport the said smuggle truck in the South Punjab region and he was working for the vehicle smuggling network who smuggle non-customs paid vehicles.
Meanwhile Customs Investigation and Prosecution branch lodged the FIR against driver Muhammad Afzal in smuggling charges. It was also revealed during initial investigation of Anti-Smuggling Organization that said truck was smuggled from clandestine routes of the country .Customs teams lodged FIR no 2/18 against the accused and further investigations are still under way against accuse.