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Additional Collector Asma orders to release fresh apples on payment of taxes

Additional Collector Asma orders to release fresh apples on payment of taxes

FAISALABAD: Customs Adjudication Additional Collector Asma Hameed ordered the release of foreign origin fresh apples on the payment of duties and taxes and also directed to release Hino truck being used for smuggling.

As per details, The Staff of Customs Intelligence received information that huge quantity of foreign origin apples were being smuggled. The anti-smuggling staff intercepted a Hino truck bearing registration No AP-0087 near Chowk Pensra Jhang Road which was coming from Afghanistan side. During checking of vehicle ASO team recovered huge quantity of fresh apples. The driver of the vehicle failed to provide any relevant documents regarding import and transportation of apples. ASO team seized the apples and forwarded the case to Customs Adjudication.

On the behalf of the respondents, Advocate Ghulam Murtaza requested to release apples on duty taxes.

After hearing arguments, Additional Collector Customs Adjudication Asma Hameed ordered to release the apples on duty taxes after proper assessment of Faisalabad appraisement branch according customs rules and regulations.