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Customs intelligence recovers smuggled goods worth Rs 1.7b from July to October 2015

Customs intelligence recovers smuggled goods worth Rs 1.7b from July to October 2015

ISLAMABAD: Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I and I) Islamabad has seized smuggled goods worth Rs 1.7 billion and has registered 415 cases against accused while arrested 22 suspects from July to October 2015.

Deputy Director headquarters Khaldunul Haq told Customs Today that Customs Islamabad has seized smuggled goods worth Rs 1.7 billion in different parts of the country, including Rs 61.7 million cloth, 4957 kilograms smuggled tea worth Rs 1.3 million while 179 offending vehicles worth of Rs 272 million during the course of anti-smuggling activities in first four months FY-2015-16.

He added that 60,2285 liters of diesel worth Rs38 million were recovered and seized, electronics goods worth of Rs 835 million, Rs 30 million of tyres, tubes and auto parts were also seized in the first 4 months of the current years 2015-16.

He further added that 131 non duty paid vehicles worth of Rs168 million, and other Mics. Smuggled goods worth Rs 290 million, 182 bottles of Liquor having worth of 1.8 million, Rs 22 million of 536,500 kilograms of Urea, 22,000 Buckets of Grease having worth of Rs 6.3 million while 2066 no of smuggled blankets, and Toiletries having worth of Rs 9.0 million were also seized during anti- smuggling activities.