LAHORE: Anti-smuggling wing of Model Customs Collectorate Lahore has confiscated vehicles, goods and articles worth Rs 220 million in 274 cases in nine months period i.e., from July 2013 to March 2014.
The anti-smuggling scout registered cases against 83 non-duty paid vehicles worth Rs 35 million while seized goods and articles worth Rs 185 million in 191 cases.
During the month of July 2013, the wing registered 33 cases against seven vehicles and 26 smuggled goods worth Rs 44 million.
In the month of August 2013, it has registered nine cases against non-duty paid vehicles and seized smuggled goods worth Rs 41 million in 28 cases.
The customs authorities impounded four vehicles and confiscated smuggled goods worth Rs 27.5 million in 29 raids in September 2013.
The wing held nine vehicles and smuggled goods worth Rs 19.7 million in 27 raids in October 2013.
The customs authorities seized two vehicles and smuggled goods worth Rs 13.4 million in 20 cases.
The customs officials impounded vehicles and goods worth Rs 21.7 million in 40 raids in the month of December 2013.
The anti-smuggling scout seized vehicles and goods worth Rs 19 million in 25 cases in the month of January 2014.
During the month of February 2014, the customs officials conducted 39 raids confiscating vehicles, goods and articles worth Rs 16 million.
The anti-smuggling wing of MCC Lahore undertook 33 raids and seized non-duty paid vehicles and goods worth Rs 17.19 million in the month of March 2014.
Source said that the customs authorities confiscated the vehicles, goods and articles from various places in and around the city including Gari Shahu, Faizpur interchange, Shera Kot, Shahdara, Shah Alam Road and others.
Customs officials seized the vehicle and goods as a result of particularly strong measures taken by the department to overcome the menace of smuggling.