PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs recovered huge quantity of contraband and smuggled goods during first fourteen days of February.
Customs sources informed Customs Today that during the month of January and 14 days of February, customs anti-smuggling squads thwarted several attempts of smuggling which will add millions to the revenue collection of Customs exchequer.
According to details, the anti-smuggling unit operated in Peshawar city and seized smuggled cloth worth Rs15.6 million during these days alone. While ASU during operation against contraband goods foiled bids of smuggling and captured NDP goods worth Rs6.5 million.
The AFU Bacha Khan International Airport also foiled several attempts of smuggling of drugs and foreign currency with coordination with other security forces posted at the airport.
The sources further revealed that best performance was showed by Anti Smuggling Unit Nowshera that foiled five attempts during 14 days and recovered non-duty paid goods. The ASU Mardan foiled two attempts of smuggling and recovered goods from vehicles loaded illegally.
The Anti Smuggling Unit at Kohat and Abbottabad seized several vehicles while performing duty and recovered goods worth millions.
Deputy Collector Najib Anjumand praised the work done by directorate of ASU. The deputy collector directed staff to act upon the directives issued by Collector Customs Asif Saeed Khan to curb the menace of smuggling in order to increase the revenue collection during current FY 2018-19.
The sources further informed that the Collector Customs Asif Saeed Khan directed the Customs Staff to start operation against the traders of NDP goods in order to get rid of smuggling.
Collector Customs Asif Saeed Khan devised special plan for MCC Peshawar after his posting to curb the menace of smuggling.