FAISALABAD: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation, Federal Board of Revenue Multan and Regional Office Faisalabad, have fetched Rs 33.1million through a successful auction of non-duty-paid vehicles and miscellaneous items and also recovered revenue after releasing different consignments on payment of duties and taxes for the month of December 2017.
Director Ch Muhammad Akram has lauded the process of auction. Taking to Customs Today, he said that, under the directions of Director General (DG) Shouqat Ali, the staff ensured that maximum people participate in the auction. Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate organized the auction and made a history in the auction by generating a large amount of revenue.
The presented vehicles attracted everyone in the auction. The Multan Customs received Rs28million through the auction of seized goods including Toyota Corolla car, Model 2003, Toyota Vitz car model 2004, Suzuki Swift car, Model 2008, Toyota Fielder car, Model 2002, Toyota Land Cruiser V8, Model 2000, Suzuki Swift car, Model 2006, Toyota Fielder, Model 2000, Toyota Vitzs, Model 2004 and 2005, Toyota Hiace van, Model 2009, Toyota Hilux van, Model 2003, Heavy Duty generator, LED TV 10 Nos and foreign origin cigarettes.
The Regional Office Faisalabad Intelligence has also successfully auctioned off a vehicle including Toyota Corolla car No: AAM-350 Quetta, F/O cigarettes, tiles and other articles worth Rs1.7million during the month of December.
Effective anti-smuggling activities of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Multan resulted in the sudden jump of additional revenue through auction.
Auctioneer Rana Muhammad Akram carried out the auction under the supervision of Director Intelligence, Ch Muhammad Akram. Intelligence Officer Mansoor Nasir directly executed the process of auction in a transparent manner. All the vehicles and items were sold on offers which were more than the reserved prices.
A few lots, comprising of LED, foreign origin cloths and other miscellaneous goods, were not auctioned due to lesser bids. These items would be sold in the next auction.
Director Akram said the Directorate Multan and Range Office Faisalabad have also met its revenue through duties and taxes of Rs3.6million and this consistent increase in revenue was made possible only because of the initiatives taken by the department.
He showed his confidence for collecting more revenue in the coming days besides frustrating the smuggling drastically. He added that the Customs Intelligence will make its every best effort to facilitate the importers for achieving their assigned targets before the given time.