ISLAMABAD: The Customs Station Torkham has confiscated foreign origin four gold slabs weighed 2.224 kilogram valued Rs12.25million including duty and taxes.
Mohammad Noman son of Zareef Khan was carrying fresh apples in a shopper while coming from Afghanistan through Customs Station Torkham. During an examination of the baggage at the checking in scanning hall, NLC Terminal, the customs staff recovered the said slabs valued Rs9.239million involving duty and taxes of Rs3.32million from the shopper containing fresh apples.
On demand he could not produce any documentary evidence regarding the legal import or lawful possession of the recovered gold slabs. After weighing of the recovered gold by the customs station Torkham in the presence of Mohammad Noman as well as witnesses, the same was seized in terms of section 168 of the Customs Act-1969. An FIR No: 123 had also been lodged against accused Mohammad Noman. During the preliminary investigation, he disclosed that the impounded gold bars belonged to his cousin named Humayun son of Jehanzeb, a resident of Waliabad Peshawar, who had sent him to Torkham to receive the gold bars from an unknown person coming from Afghanistan at the main gate of Zero Point of Torkham border.