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Pakistan Customs & LEAs impounds 143pc additional goods in country-wide operation

Pakistan Customs & LEAs impounds 143pc additional goods in country-wide operation

LAHORE: Pakistan Customs is making all out efforts to protect the economic frontiers of Pakistan and protect local industry.

Pakistan Customs under the leadership and in coordination of Law Enforcement Agencies i.e. Police, Frontier Corps, Pakistan Rangers & Maritime Security Agency has launched a country-wide operation against transportation, storage and sale of smuggled goods.

Raids are being conducted on dumping places used for storage of smuggled items and intelligence based operations are being conducted in all major cities including Quetta, Peshawar, Karachi, Lahore and Multan to root out the network of smugglers.

As a result of these coordinated efforts and renewed vigour Pakistan Customs has made historic seizures of smuggled goods during the month of July 2020 including gutka, betel nuts, skimmed milk, cigarettes, Iranian diesel, tyres, non-duty paid vehicles, narcotics, cloth, gold and foreign currency amounting to Rs3800 million.

This is 143 percent increase in the value of seized goods as compared to the seizures amounting to Rs1560 million made during July 2019.

Pakistan Customs will continue this momentum against smuggling mafias with the assistance of all Law Enforcement Agencies to protect local industry and economic interests of the country.