ISLAMABAD: Special Car Cell, Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation, Federal Board of Revenue Islamabad has impounded a non-duty-paid smuggled Toyota Hilux Surf worth Rs3.5million.
According to sources, Special Car Cell received a tip-off that the said non-duty-paid smuggled vehicle, Model 2005, with registration plate No: BF-9705 Sindh is moving around Sector F-10, Markaz Islamabad.
The staff of the Special Car Cell, under the supervision of Superintendent Saeed Ahmad, Intelligence Officers Gul Nawaz and Kaleem Ahmad with sepoys, rushed to the F-10 sector and started the search of the apprised non-duty-paid smuggled vehicle. The team found the said vehicle in a parking area.
On demand, driver and a possessor of the vehicle failed to produce any import or auction documents regarding the payment of duties and taxes, except a colored photo copy of one page of the registration book. As per import and auction data available with the Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation, no import and auction record existed.
Therefore Special Car Cell took into possession the non-duty-paid smuggled Toyota Hilux under section 17 of the Customs Act-1969 for further verification of its import status and payment of duties and taxes and forensic test.