PESHAWAR: Under the supervision of Dr Arslan Subuctageen, Director Intelligence and Investigation (I&I), Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa (KPK), held a grand auction at the I&I Directorate Peshawar recently and earned Rs 25.7 million through the public sale of impounded goods and vehicles.
Director I&I Dr. Arslan Subuctageen told Customs Today while giving an exclusive interview that the I&I KPK is working with full confidence under his command to curb the notorious elements involved in various illicit activities of Non-Duty-Paid (NDP) vehicles and smuggling of different items.
Dr. Arslan is presently posted as Director, Customs Intelligence, KPK. He is an officer with a strong integrity and a role model for the young civil servants of Pakistan. Arslan is from the 6th batch of Rawalpindi Medical Collage and graduated in 1985. He cleared his CSS examination in 1989 and joined the 18th Common Training Program in the year 1990 as Assistant Collector in the Pakistan Customs Service.
The Director I&I KPK completed his MBA and a postgraduate diploma from NUST University Islamabad. He has attended several research papers in the field of revenue generation and economic development in Pakistan and has represented the country at various international forums like UNODC and WCO. He has served within the country and abroad in various important positions like Chief, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), and Collector Customs.
Talking about the first auction held after his joining as Director at I&I KPK, he said a total of 21 NDP vehicles were set for auction while 16 vehicles were sold in auction and Rs17.836million of revenue was generated including 10% Income Tax whereas 62 numbers of lots of different goods were set for sale while 12 lots were sold in the said auction against earning of Rs5.612million.
Talking about the vigilance and seizures, he told CT that, during last week, the I&I Peshawar seized a huge quantity of narcotics after a Toyota Corolla car was spotted coming from Peshawar side. Upon chasing the car, the driver abandoned his vehicle and fled the scene. The vehicle was searched thoroughly on the spot by the staff of the Drug Cell and found contraband hashish and opium tactfully concealed in secret spaces of the reardoors of the car then the motorcar was brought on the premises of the Directorate of I&I Peshawar where 18.500 kilogram of hashish and one kilogram opium were retrieved. The value of the drugs and vehicle is Rs3million.