SARA-I-MUHAJIR: The Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) Sarai muhajir seized petroleum products and carrier tanker worth Rs 3,390,000 involving customs duty and taxes of Rs3,85,826.
Sources told Customs Today that an ASO team under the supervision of Additional Collector Muhammad Saeed Asad thwarted many attempts of smuggling.
During a routine checking, the ASO team intercepted a carrier tanker bearing registration no: SGD-7442 with driver Muhammad Akram. During the course of checking it was found that the tanker was loaded with foreign origin petroleum products, 10000 liters, and documents exposed that the goods were not lawfully imported.
The driver of the truck was asked to produce the necessary import documents but he could not furnish any. Hence the goods were detained under Section 16 and 18 of the Customs Act 1969 punishable under Section 156(1)90 of the Customs Act 1969 read with SRO 499(1)2009 and Section 148 of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001 and forwarded the case to the customs adjudication for further proceedings.