MULTAN: The Anti-Smuggling Organization has impounded smuggled vehicles and miscellaneous items valued Rs.293.13 million during the entire Fiscal Year 2016-17.
According to details, Multan Customs Anti-smuggling Organization has intercepted 112 non-customs paid expansive vehicles of different brands. Anti-Smuggling Organization has initiated extensive anti-smuggling campaign against smuggled vehicles in the vast jurisdiction of Multan Customs. Multan Customs has impounded 112 different foreign origin vehicles due to aggressive strategy against smuggled vehicles.
These impounded vehicles include costly and luxurious vehicles of various brands and models including Toyota Land Cruiser, Mercedes Benz, Toyota Crown, Toyota Raum, Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Toyota Passo , Toyota Hilux Surf , Toyota Fielder, Premio, Suzuki Alto and others. Multan Customs teams were also attacked by smugglers. Multan Customs has also lost two lives of Multan Customs Anti-smuggling Organization employees in a deadly encounter from smugglers during the crackdown against smugglers in this period.
The Anti-Smuggling Organization of Multan Customs has also detected 25 various seizures of worth Rs.111.83 million of goods and articles including 14 kilograms of gold and foreign currency from Multan International Airport. Massive anti-smuggling campaigns assisted Multan Customs to prevent smuggling in their territory and it has also generated handsome revenue for the Collectorate throughout economic year (July to June) 2016-17. These concerted anti-Smuggling efforts discourage illicit trade and promoted legitimate trade in the Collectorate.
The Customs Collectorate has seized 106 vehicles valued Rs171.7 million in their actions during the corresponding economic year 2015-16 and also registered 72 various seizure cases of miscellaneous goods Rs.124.67 million during the corresponding period of Fiscal Year 2015-16.
Multan Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization has taken effective measures to curb smuggling in the region which is also reflected in the revenue collection throughout Fiscal Year 2016-17.