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Rawalpindi: Customs seizes smuggled goods worth Rs 20m

Rawalpindi: Customs seizes smuggled goods worth Rs 20m

ISLAMABAD: Directorate Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rawalpindi has seized smuggled goods worth Rs 20 million and arrested six suspects. At least 15 cases have been registered against smugglers during July 2015.

Deputy Director Rawalpindi Shahid Jan told Customs Today that during the course of anti-smuggling activities in July 2015, the Directorate Intelligence and Investigation Rawalpindi has seized and recovered Rs 20 million smuggled goods including 2037 kilograms cloth worth Rs 12.3 million and 816 kilograms of smuggled tea having worth of Rs 0.9 million during July 2015.

He added that 25 tyres and tubes valuing Rs 1 million and auto parts were seized while 300 cartons of foreign smuggled cigarettes and Gutka worth of Rs 0.6 million were also seized during the anti-smuggling drives in July 2015.

He further added, that two non-duty paid vehicles worth of Rs 4 million and other smuggled goods worth of Rs 2 million were recovered and seized during anti-smuggling activities.

He added that during this month 15 cases were registered against the smugglers while six accused were arrested during operation while investigations are still underway.