LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) anti smuggling squad raided a godown located in Nankana Sahib and recovered huge quantity of non customs paid cigarettes.
Sources told Customs Today that after receiving secret information FBR anti smuggling squad raided a godown of a trader Haji Khalil and recovered non customs paid Rangers, Metro & Country brands of cigarettes. The market value of seized cigarettes is Rs1.4 million in international market.
The incharge of godown failed to provide any relevant documents regarding storage of the cigarettes. After his failure FBR anti smuggling squad seized all the cigarttes and registered a case of smuggling against the owner of the godown. Further investiations are still in progress till the filing of this report.
Federal Board of Revenue anti smuggling squad already adopted a comprehensive strategy to curb smuggling in the region due to this policy marginable decrease is being witnessed in the region.