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Sargodha ASO seizes non duty paid items during crackdown

Sargodha ASO seizes non duty paid items during crackdown

FAISALABAD: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO), Sargodha, has seized foreign origin non duty paid mobile accessories and boski cloth with carrier vehicle. The estimated value of the smuggled items is Rs19,50,000 involving duty and tax worth Rs 16,50,000.

Sources told Customs Today that Collector Dr Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhry received credible information that some items are being brought into the country without paying custom duty and taxes.

Following the information, the ASO team comprising Superintendent Choudhary Muhammad Sardar, Inspector Ameer Ali, Bashir Ali, Ansar Saleemi,  Sepoys Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Mansha, Muhammad Amin, Muhammad Imran, and Muhammad Ashraf started checking of vehicles near police station Urban Aria district Sargodha.

During checking the ASO team intercepted a vehicle bearing registration no: LRR-0344 Toyota Corolla Saloon. That vehicle was loaded with mobile chargers of assorted brand 332 pieces, car mobile charger 15 pieces, battery assorted brand 308 pieces, foreign origin adapter 100 pieces, hand free 397 pieces, mobile covers 296 pieces, card reader 100 pieces, mobile lamination screen 230 piecs, and foreign origin boski cloth 60 kilograms.

The ASO team asked the accused person Abdul Gaffar son of Gul Roshin Khan to provide documents regarding possession and transporting of above said items but he remained failed.

After that, the ASO team seized the items under section 168 of the Customs Act 1969 for violation of section 2(s), 16, 18 of the Customs Act 1969. The ASO team arrested the accused and forwarded the case to Customs Adjudication department.