LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) RTO-II Anti-Tobacco Unit raided two godowns in Sheikhupura and impounded 700 cartons of non-registered brands of cigarettes evading federal excise duty and sales tax.
Sources told Customs Today that on receiving information, Commissioner RTO-II Madam Yasmin Fatima constituted a team led by Additional Commissioner Azhar Jahangir that raided the godowns and successfully recovered 700 cartons of non-registered cigarettes. Assistant Commissioner Sulman Naveed Butt, Deputy Director Asim Dilshahd and spoyes also took part in the raiding.
The sources said that the total value of the cigarettes was calculated at Rs 13 million. Additional Commissioner Azhar Jahangir said that backward areas and countrysides are major markets for such non-registered brands of cigarettes .
The sources added that further investigations have been launched after registering cases against the elements involved in the crime.