ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Preventive seized huge quantity of smuggled goods, offending and NDP vehicles worth Rs30 million during first two weeks of November FY2018-19, while it seized smuggled goods worth Rs54 millions during first four months of current Fiscal Year 2018-19.
Additional Collector Muhammad Ishfaq while talking with Customs Today said that ASO showed outstanding performance during first two weeks of current month and seized smuggled goods comprising foreign origin coconut, auto parts, cosmetics, alloy rims, cloth and one non-duty paid V-8 vehicle in worth of Rs30 million.
Ishfaq stated that during first four month of FY18-19, the ASO posted 129% growth which showed 25% extra growth against same correspondence period, telling the comparative details. He said that ASO seized Rs47.46 millions of smuggled goods and impounded 20 of non-duty paid vehicles worth Rs100.75 million while it seized Rs20.74 millions of goods and 16 NDP vehicles worth Rs73.16 million during same correspondence period.
He said that during said period major items were seized comprises as foreign-origin fabric, NDP vehicles, offending vehicles (vehicles use for carrying smuggled things), fake and smuggled cigarettes, vegetables and chili, tyres and tubes, auto parts, cell phones and electronic items.
He said that under direction of Zulifqar Ali Chaudhry, the ASO made major crackdown against the Indian-origin smuggled goods coming from Azad Pattan, Chakoti, Muzaffarabad and Murree to Islamabad and Rawalpindi.