MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs earned Rs 15.76 million through public auction of confiscated goods and vehicles lying at the State Warehouse.
According to details, the Collectorate offered 12 various confiscated vehicles in the auction and sold 11 out of presented vehicles. The auctioned vehicles were of different brands and models including Toyota Mark X, Nissan Tida, Honda Civic, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Vitz, Honda Civic (Reborn) and others. These confiscated vehicles were sold out in Rs 15.51 million.
All these non-customs-paid vehicles offered in the auction were impounded by Anti-Smuggling Organization in their different actions from jurisdiction.
Only one vehicle was not auctioned due to stay order of the High Court and it was dropped from the auction on the direction of the court.
Customs Collectorate offered 70 different lots of cell phones, tyres, plastic dana, clothes, hand bags, cosmetics, Rani Juices, garments and other items. Multan Customs sold out three lots of miscellaneous goods in Rs25,000 only including LED and others. No bidders showed any interest in the bidding of cell phones and garments in the auction.
It is important to mention here that cellular companies were only allowed to participate in the bid of cell phones of different brands but they did not participate in the auction. Deputy Collector Saqib-ur -Rehman and Assistant Collector Multan Dry Port Muhammad Ikram supervised the whole auction of confiscated goods and vehicles at Multan Dry Port to ensure transparency.