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Chief Collector Faiz Ahmad’s Customs E&C impounds smuggled cigarettes & truck worth Rs15m

LAHORE: Chief Collector Central Region Faiz Ahmad adopted a comprehensive strategy to curb smuggling in the region. He has vast experience of working at different key posts so he knew it better how to handle these smugglers who are using different techniques for their benefit.

Chief Collector Faiz Ahmed directed all the field formations to gear-up the anti-smuggling activities and adopt zero tolerance policy against smuggling.  He also issued the directives to further strengthen the intelligence network and launch a crackdown on smuggled goods.

On 22.10.2020, the Collectorate of Customs Enforcement Lahore intercepted a ten wheeler truck and a Mazda truck carrying smuggled cigarettes which were hidden under the crates of apples. The smuggled cigarettes were  being transported from Quetta to Lahore. The value of the smuggled cigarettes detained is around Rs 15 million.

Earlier,, under the leadership of Chief Collector Customs Central Region Faiz Ahmad  Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance. Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has impounded over Rs 810 million illegally imported items and vehicles during the month of September.

The ASO team that impounded these goods included Additional Collector Mateen Alam, Assistant Collector Ali Toqeer and inspectors Rao Mansoor Elahi, Abdul Hameed Bhatti, Asghar Purywal and other. There performance is being appreciated by the top officials of the Customs Department.

On the other hand, the seizures of over Rs 810 million’s contraband and non-customs paid items are being regarded as exemplary that superseded all the past years and months.

The ASO has successfully foiled a number of smuggling bids especially betel nuts, illegally imported cars, Iranian diesel, cigarettes, tyres, food items, forign orginated cloth, drugs zafrani pati, Indian gutka and other such items.

The ASO team has lodged numerous FIRs and arrested accused persons.

On the other hand, the seizures of over Rs 810 million’s contraband and non-customs paid items are being regarded as exemplary that superseded all the past years and months.

The ASO has successfully foiled a number of smuggling bids especially betel nuts, illegally imported cars, Iranian diesel, cigarettes, tyres, food items, forign orginated cloth, drugs zafrani pati, Indian gutka and other such items.

Chief Collector Faiz Ahmad appreciated anti-smuggling drive and directed that anyone who found involved in smuggling should be dealt as per law.

 

2020-10-22
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