MULTAN: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) has seized smuggled goods and vehicles worth Rs770 million in their anti-smuggling campaign during the month of July.
Sources told Customs Today that in pursuance of guidelines issued by Director General Customs Intelligence and Investigation, Additional Director Saeed Ahmad Wattoo has intensified the anti-smuggling activities in the Jurisdiction during July of the fiscal year 2020-21. Customs Intelligence and Investigation Multan Office initiated the anti-smuggling drive in the vast territory which comprised of Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Sadiqabad, Mianwali, Faisalabad, Sar-e-Mohajir, Jhang, Faisalabad .
Customs Intelligence teams deputed the field formations staff at the suspected areas of the routes which were adopted by Smugglers for the transportation of non-customs paid vehicles and goods in the July.
Sources told Customs I&I impounded 32 foreign origin vehicles of different models worth Rs66.990 million.While Customs Intelligence Multan teams intercepted 26 foreign origin vehicles worth Rs41.55 million during the corresponding period of the fiscal year 2019-20.
Field Intelligence Unit of Customs has detected 42 seizures cases of worth Rs703.01 million in the anti-smuggling drive due to enhanced monitoring of the goods and vehicles in the month of July of economic year 2020-21.
Customs Intelligence and Investigation has also generated Rs29.61 million through auctions of seized vehicles and goods in the Jurisdiction.