ISLAMABAD: The Special Car Cell, Directorate General, Customs Intelligence and Investigation, Federal Board of Revenue Islamabad, has taken into possession a non-duty-paid smuggled Toyota Hilux Surf worth Rs2.7million.
The staff of the Special Car Cell received a tip-off that a non-duty-paid smuggled vehicle with fake registration No: IDL 1887, Model 2004, is parked at F-10 Markaz Islamabad.
A team of the Special Car Cell, Directorate General FBR Islamabad, comprising Superintendent Saeed Ahmed, Intelligence officer Gul Nawaz, Sepoy Arslan Zafar, Sepoy Zahid-ul-Islam, rushed to the spot and found the vehicle there. Despite some hectic efforts, nobody came forward to claim the vehicle. The occupant of the vehicle, noticing the arrival of the staff, fled the scene.
After waiting for two hours, the vehicle was impounded in the presence of witnesses and shifted to the HQs office at G-10/4 Islamabad. The chassis of the vehicle was physically examined and tallied with the record data of import, Amnesty Scheme 2013 and auctioned vehicles available with the directorate general but no record of the same chassis number was found.
So the said vehicle with fake registration number has been impounded under Section 168 of the Customs Act for violation of Sections 2(s) & 16 of Customs Act-1969.