HYDERABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO), Customs Preventive Sukkur, has impounded a foreign origin non-duty-paid Toyota Hiace, Model 200, during an action at Airport Road Sukkur. The value of the vehicle is Rs2million involving duties and taxes of Rs2.5million during a week ago of August 2017-18.
Collector Akhlaq Ahmad Khattaq had directed that effective measures be taken for checking the smuggling in the region. Sources told Customs Today that the Customs Authorities received a tip-off regarding some smuggling attempts. He formed an ASO team under the supervision of customs officers. The team also included Inspectors, Sepoys, a Driver and other staff.
The team intercepted a vehicle Toyota Hiace with registration No: JF.7782, model 2005, near Abad Airport Road, Sukkur. The officials asked the driver to produce documents regarding the legal import and lawful possession of the vehicle but he could not show any of them. So the officials impounded the vehicle following the customs bylaws. After making a seizure report, the team deposited the impounded Toyota Hiace into the Sukkur State Warehouse.
Officials said vigilance has been enhanced against the smuggling of vehicles on roads. Talking with Customs Today, the Customs authorities said the Hyderabad Customs showed excellent performance regarding the anti-smuggling actions during said period.