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Peshawar Customs earns Rs20m extra by foiling smuggling bids

Peshawar Customs earns Rs20m extra by foiling smuggling bids

PESHAWAR: Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Dr. Arsalan Subuktageen has said that I&I earned Rs.20 million extra revenue by seizing foreign origin non customs paid goods during month of August 2018.

During an exclusive talk with Customs Today, he said that during month of August FY18-19 Customs I&I showed satisfactory performance and impounded offending vehicles (carrying smuggled goods), non-duty paid (NDP) vehicles, narcotics and smuggled goods.

Dr. Arslan said that I&I impounded 9 offending vehicles worth Rs5.3 million whereas 8 non-duty paid vehicles were also taken into custody worth Rs 16.6 million.

Director I&I told that during the month August the anti-smuggling squad foiled eight attempts of heroin smuggling worth Rs4 million.

He told that I&I Peshawar has taken new initiatives like setting up a fresh mobile squad for conducting special tasks against notorious elements to curb tax evasion and smuggling activities within the region of KPK.

Dr. Arslan told that all perishable items which were seized by I&I will be auctioned whereas pending adjudication cases will be decided as per law and under Section 169 (4) and Section 201 of Customs Act 1969.

Director I&I said I&I Peshawar is working hard and performing its functions as a team while staff members are using all available tools like laptops, softwares and internet facilities to maintain vigilance to discourage smuggling activities and to promote the genuine business.