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Customs Peshawar fetches Rs264m thru auction of vehicles & items in February

Customs Peshawar fetches Rs264m thru auction of vehicles & items in February

PESHAWAR: The Customs House Peshawar has auctioned off during February the Non-Duty-Paid vehicles and goods worth Rs264millions.

The Customs House Peshawar has impounded 35 vehicles and NDP items during different raids. These cars were of different models which include Toyota, Mercedes, Vitz, Mehran, Cultus and XLI motor cars. The use of NDP cars has been strictly discouraged for which special teams have been constituted.

During the last three months, the Anti-Smuggling Unit of Mardan impounded 11 cars loaded with goods which were being smuggled from Kharhano market into Peshawar.

The ASU Nowshera impounded seven cars along with Mazda loaded with NDP cloths which was of foreign origin. The ASO Nowshera also thwarted an attempt of smuggling 32kg hashish and 11kg opium from a car on GT road. The accused has been arrested and a case filed against the accused smuggler according to Customs Acts-1969.

The ASU Kohat frustrated an attempt of smuggling diesel filled in a Suzuki pickup on Monday. The ASU Kohat also aborted attempt of smuggling foreign origin cloths loaded in an empty container.

The sources at the Customs Department confirmed that various raids had been carried out by the customs staff on the godowns where several goods including China salt, foreign cloths and electronics seized.

The collector customs has lauded the efforts made by the customs staff which add extra revenue to the collection of customs exchequer.