ISLAMABAD: The Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation, Federal Board of Revenue Rawalpindi, has taken into possession a non-duty-paid foreign origin used smuggled vehicle Toyota Altis Corolla car worth Rs1million including taxes and duties. The Customs I&I has lodged an FIR against the owner of the car.
On a tip-off, the staff of the Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation, FBR Rawalpindi, intercepted the abovementioned car near a Petrol Pump, Sector F-6/1, Islamabad, with a fake registration No: AAA-462-SIBI having Chassis No: MRB54 ZSX 107056083, (1598 cc).
On demand, driver of car Muhammd Tauseef Nasir son of Mian Imran has failed to produce any import or auction and other lawful documents except a photo copy of the registration book. As per import and auction data available with the Directorate General, no import or auction record existed. So a team of the Anti-Smuggling of Rawalpindi Directorate impounded the vehicle and shifted it to the Headquarters, Sector G-10, under Section 17 of the Customs Act-1969 for further verification of its import status and payment of duty and taxes and forensic lab test.
After the report of the lab test from Islamabad police and further confirmation from the PRAL and motor registration authority SIBI, it was confirmed that there existed no record regarding the vehicle therefore an FIR was registered and the matter sent to collector adjudication.