ISLAMABAD: Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rawalpindi has seized contraband items worth Rs 402.4 million and registered 80 cases against the smugglers, while arrested 16 suspects during July 2014 to September 2015.
According to the details, Customs Intelligence confiscated 7,733,719 yards of cloth worth Rs 62 million involving duty/taxes amounting to Rs 3.3 million, 40,413 kilograms of smuggled black tea valued at Rs 12.2 million involving duty/taxes to the tune of Rs 4 million and also impounded 37 offending vehicles worth Rs 51 million.
The department also confiscated 433,800 litres of diesel worth Rs 25 million, electronics goods worth Rs 52.3 million, smuggled medicine worth Rs 1 million, tyres, tubes and auto parts worth Rs 2.5 million, besides holding the smuggled cigarettes and gutka worth Rs 2.4 million during different anti-smuggling drives in the region.
However, 48 non-duty paid vehicles worth Rs 47 million involving duty/taxes amounting to Rs 59 million, motor oil and grease worth Rs 1.2 million and other miscellaneous items worth Rs 88 million were also seized.
Officials told Customs Today that during the said time period 80 cases were registered against the smugglers and 16 were arrested.