ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Customs has seized smuggled goods worth Rs3.95 billion during the month of August 2020 as compared to Rs2.1 billion goods seized in August 2019.
According to details, in pursuance of the directions of the prime minister the Pakistan Customs has initiated massive anti-smuggling operations throughout the country and that have led to significant seizures of smuggled goods.
The sources of customs informed Customs Today that during the month of August 2020 alone, Pakistan Customs seized smuggled goods worth Rs. 3.95 billion as compared to Rs 2.1 Billion in August 2019, thus showing an increase of 87.3 percent.
These seized goods included fabrics, cigarettes, foreign currency, POL products, auto parts, foodstuff, narcotics and other miscellaneous goods.
Moreover, mega seizures of luxury vehicles, gold, and betel nuts were also effect during the same period.
The Customs formations at Quetta, Peshawar and Multan have seized smuggled goods worth Rs. 1.6 billion, while most of the remaining goods were at Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad from raids on godowns where smuggled goods were stored.