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Peshawar Customs impounds goods worth Rs45.67 million

Peshawar Customs impounds goods worth Rs45.67 million

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs initiated anti-smuggling drive in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to curb smuggling of non-duty paid goods.

Sources informed Customs Today on Thursday that Collector Mohammad Saeed Jadoon on directives from Chairman FBR ordered the staff to speed up the operation against smuggling of non-duty paid goods throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province.

Customs anti-smuggling units thwarted several attempts of smuggling of NDP goods including tyres, cosmetics, foreign origin cloth and spare parts of cars in the past two days.

The smuggle goods which arrive from Afghanistan through different routes at Kharkhano Market stores and then delivered to local markets, sources informed Customs Today. Peshawar Customs is striving hard to destroy the link between importers and distributors of foreign origin NDP goods.

Recently the Collectorate also impounded 12 trucks of foreign origin cloth in a raid on a local market at Kharkhano. The MCC earned more than Rs 45.67 million revenue through auction of NDP goods in the past two months, sources informed.

Apart from anti-smuggling drive, the customs department is also working to enlarge the net revenue collection by applying digital tools for the collection of taxes.

Collectorate of Customs under the leadership of Collector Mohammad Saeed Jadoon has achieved the milestone by achieving revenue collection target during the months of October & November of current FY 2018-19.

The Collector Customs directed the customs officers to curb smuggling and increase the net revenue collection by applying positive methods and good behavior.

The Collector customs asked for better coordination between law enforcement agencies and importers in order to provide secure border for economic growth of Pakistan.