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Customs Intelligence Islamabad seizes Rs23.3m smuggled goods

Customs Intelligence Islamabad seizes Rs23.3m smuggled goods

ISLAMABAD: Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rawalpindi seized Rs 32.3 million of smuggled goods during the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2015-16.

According to details, Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rawalpindi seized Rs32.3 million of smuggled goods having duty taxes of Rs8.6million in anti-smuggling drive during the first three months of the current FY in Rawalpindi. Rs4.5 million worth of 9,872 kgs smuggled cloth and Rs 0.3 million of electronic goods were also seized by the directorate.

While Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rawalpindi seized Rs0.2 million worth of 816kgs smuggled tea, 390 litres of smuggled Mobil oil worth Rs 75,190 and Rs 17,167 of 136 cartons of smuggled crockery, 300 dandas of smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 61,200 and Rs 0.5 million of smuggled auto parts and tyres while Rs0.5 million of misc goods were also seized during the anti-smuggling drives in the first quarter of the current fiscal year.

Moreover, Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rawalpindi impounded 11 offending vehicles worth Rs18.9 million and Rs 6.9 million of 5 non-duty paid vehicles were also seized during the same period.

Meanwhile the Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rawalpindi registered 18 cases against the smugglers and arrested 2 smugglers while 2 FIR were also lodged against them and forwarded the case for further investigation.