ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization of Rawalpindi and Islamabad Directorate received a tip-off that a foreign origin used non-duty-paid Toyota Prado jeep, Model 1999, is parked near Market at Bahria Town Phase-7 Rawalpindi.
On a tip-off, the anti-smuggling staff of Directorate Rawalpindi rushed to the Bahria Town and found the Vehicle Toyota Prado parked outside the Market on Double Road.
After waiting three long hours, no person came to claim the vehicle. The Anti-Smuggling staff informed the Sihala police station who impounded the vehicle in the presence of the police officials and other witnesses and shifted it to the state ware house, Sector G-12, Islamabad.
Meanwhile, Special Car Cell of Directorate General Customs Intelligence and investigation Islamabad has impounded a foreign origin used non-duty-paid smuggled Toyota Land Cruiser Cygnus Jeep worth Rs5.5million.
According to details, the special car cell received a tip-off that a non-duty-paid smuggled Toyota land cruiser, Model 2004, with fake registration plate No: BF 8506 Sindh is moving in the area of Sector I-8 Markaz, Islamabad.
The team of the special car cell, comprising Superintendent Saeed Ahmed, Intelligence officer Gul Nawaz and Muhammad Kaleem with other members, intercepted the said vehicle and took it from the possession of one driver and possessor Syed Sabir Hussain Shah son of Syed Mubarak Shah, a resident of Panjool, district Mansehra.
On demand, driver and possessor of the vehicle failed to produce any import or auction documents except a photo copy of the registration book. So the team impounded the vehicle and shifted it to the headquarters, sector G-10, under section 17 of the Customs Act-1969.
Meanwhile, Special Car Cell has taken into possession yet another non-duty-paid smuggled Toyota land cruiser jeep V8 worth Rs11million.
After initial investigation, the Car Cell has lodged an First Information Report (FIR) against the possessor of the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle filed an appeal before the Islamabad High Court against the seizure. According to details, on a tip-off, the special car cell intercepted the tipped-off Toyota land cruiser V8 with registration No: CT 888 on Kashmir Highway near sector H-11, Islamabad, and took into possession from Muhammad Hafeez son of Muhammad Raheem, a resident of Sector F-11 Islamabad.
On demand, driver or owner of the car produced a registration book and photo copies of auction documents issued by the Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation FBR Quetta. A letter was sent to the Deputy Director Customs I&I Quetta for verification.
The documents were found bogus and fake. The Special Car Cell lodged an FIR against Muhammad Hafeez. The matter was referred to the collectorate adjudication Islamabad.