ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Islamabad impounded 36 imported smuggled LEDs along with an offending vehicle (vehicle used for carrying smuggled goods) valued Rs2.00million on Saturday night from Motorway Toll Plaza.
According to details explained by Superintendent ASO Islamabad Rana Shakeel while talking with Customs Today, he said that on a tip-off, the ASO Islamabad set up a picket on the Islamabad Motorway Toll Plaza and intercepted a Toyota Hiace Van with registration No: P-1523. The van was coming from Peshawar.
After the interception of the said offending vehicle, the ASO Squad asked the possessors of the smuggled goods to show the legal documents of the loaded goods but they failed to provide any relevant proof in support of the loaded items.
Rana Shakeel further said that after that, the ASO staff confiscated the smuggled goods which comprised fourLEDs TVs of 70 inches, 20 LED TVs of 40 inches and 12 LED TVs of 32 inches. According to him that the value of the impounded goods, including offending vehicle, was estimated Rs2.00million.
He told CT that after registering a case, the goods and vehicle were carried to the ware house carefully as the ASO Islamabad doubted that the smugglers could attack the staff on the way to State Ware House. So they reached the state ware house safely and registered an FIR against the tax evaders.
A case was forwarded to the I&P Department for further investigation.