FAISALABAD: Customs Collectorate Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) seized smuggled coal 19000 kilograms worth Rs1.7 million.
Sources told Customs Today that in pursuance of information the ASO team intercepted a Hino truck loaded with smuggled coal near Jhang Road.
The ASO team asked the driver of the vehicle namely Ghulam Mustafa to produce legal documents regarding possession of the goods but the driver failed to produce any legal documents.
After his failure ASO team impounded the items under section 2(s) read with SRO 566(1) 2005 section 16 18 157 168 and 178 of the Customs Act 1969 and Section 3 of Sales Tax Act 1990 Section 148 of Income Tax Ordinance 2001 and forwarded the case to Customs Adjudication for further proceedings.
The ASO team comprising Inspector Khalid Ashraf Noor, Irfan Mumtaz and Sepoys Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Yaseen, Liaqat Ali others took part in the seizure operation.