SARGODHA: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has impounded a tempered and non-customs paid foreign origin Toyota Corolla car worth Rs1628160 involved duty and taxes Rs 828160.
Sources told Customs Today that Collector Asif Mehmood Jah received information that some non-duty paid vehicles are plying on roads of Faisalabad and Sargodha. After receiving the tip off he directed the Collectorate to take all necessary measures to check illegal vehicles.
The ASO team comprising Superintendent Chaudhary Muhammad Sardar, Inspector Malik Atif, Bashir Ahmed Havaldar, Rana Muhammad Asharf, Sepoy Hafiz Naseer Ahmed, Shafqat Mehmood, Muhammad Amin and others led by Assistant Collector Shah Samad Hamadani started checking of vehicles at different points of the city. The sources told that the anti-smuggling squad during checking intercepted a non- customs paid Toyota Corolla car bearing registration no: HD-474 model 1993 near Bhalwal Road Sargodha.
The ASO team demanded documents from the owner of the vehicle who was identified as Haider Ali son of Muhammad Akram resident of Rawalpindi. But he remained failed to produce any documents. However the ASO authorities granted him seven days to produce the documents identifying legal import of the vehicle failing which stern action will be taken against the owner as per law.