PESHAWAR: The Anti-Smuggling Units of the Customs House Peshawar has taken into possession Non-Duty-Paid goods and vehicles worth millions of rupees in 20 days of April 2018.
Deputy Collector, Anti-Smuggling Units Customs FBR Peshawar, Obaid Khan in meeting with the customs officers directed strict action against the smugglers of NDP items and vehicles.
The sources informed Customs Today that NDP goods worth Rs34.7million was seized while, in the second attempts, NDP vehicles valued at Rs45.8million were taken into possession. The Anti-Smuggling Unit Kohat confiscated NDP items priced at Rs10.7million in 20 days of April. The Anti-smuggling Unit of Customs FBR, Mardan Shergarh, impounded seven NDP vehicles during 20 days of April.
Talking with Customs Today on Friday, Deputy Collector Obaid Khan praised the activities of the Anti-Smuggling Units and said the Customs Department for frustrating smugglers throughout the country.
Deputy Collector Obaid Khan extended his talk and said that, under the leadership of Collector Muhammad Saeed Jadon, the Customs House Peshawar has achieved a record status of recoveries and more goods and vehicles were taken into possession during last three months. The Deputy Collector added that strict actions have been taken which had decreased the smuggling through Kohat, Bannu and Mardan regions.
The Deputy Collector informed CT that about 14 different NDP vehicles were impounded by the customs staff during this month and efforts are underway to accelerate the anti-smuggling activities and enlarge the collection loop.