ISLAMABAD: Perusing the instructions of Collector Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhary, the ASO started crackdown against smugglers and registered seven cases against smugglers during third week of November, 2018.
The seized smuggled goods include NDP vehicles, foreign-origin fabrics, coconut, engine, Indian shawls etc worth Rs11.9 million.
Superintendent Abid Hussain Malik, while talking with Customs Today, said that it was instructed by the collector that no smuggled consignment or non-duty-paid vehicles allowed to cross the jurisdiction.
He said that after these instructions, the ASO squad tighten its vigilance on all the check posts while mobile car squad also activated its sources and impounded three non-customs-paid vehicles worth Rs6 million, whereas the ASO also seized foreign origin unstitched, stitched cloth, 400 kilogram coconut, smuggled foreign makeup kits and many other smuggled goods.
Malik said that seven cases have been registered while investigations are still under way. He added that mostly smuggled consignments were intercepted from GT Road Rawalpindi to Peshawar.
The ASO and car squads of MCC Islamabad will continue its crackdown against smugglers and NDP possessors so smuggling activities could be converted into genuine business the superintendent concluded.