LAHORE: Collector of Customs Adjudication Deputy Collector Zainab Mehmood Khawaja issued show cause notice (SCN) to owner of non-duty paid drone with accessories.
According to the details, the case is forwarded by Superintendent Customs (Traffic) Preventive, Lahore which states that during customs clearance of the passengers coming from Abu Dhabi by flight no: EY-241, one passenger Adnan Raza Bhatti, a USA citizen, was intercepted while availing facility of green channel. His accompanied baggage was scanned to check if there were any suspicious goods. Therefore, the baggage of the passenger was examined in the presence of two witnesses which led to the recovery of Phantom 4 drone (with accessories packed in shoulder bag).
Whereas on demand, the passenger failed to produce any documents or otherwise to justify lawful import of recovered drone. The above said goods were seized for violation of Section 16 and 139 of the Customs Act, 1968 read with para 16 of passengers baggage rules 2006.
Now Deputy Collector Adjudication Zainab Mehmood Khawaja directed owner of the above mentioned goods to appear on 25.3.2019 at 12.30 pm at Customs House Nabha Road Lahore to clear his position or file written reply in this regard.
In case of non-response to the show cause notice and failure to avail the opportunity of hearing, the matter shall be decided on the basis of evidences and material available on record.