PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs anti-smuggling unit seized non-duty paid goods worth Rs24.65 million in one and a half month.
Sources in Customs House informed Customs Today on Thursday that upon specific information passed on to anti-smuggling squad posted at different check posts at Peshawar city foiled nine bids of smuggling of drugs and thwarted 13 attempts of smuggling of non-duty paid goods including tyres, clothes, cosmetics, spare parts along with other specific goods of foreign origin.
Sources said that during the month of October and 13 days of November on the directives of Collector Customs Muhammad Saeed Jadoon the anti-smuggling squads not only impounded NDP vehicles loaded with goods but also impounded non-duty paid vehicles from different parts of the province.
The Customs squad Mobile 1 posted at Chamkani Morh area of Ring Road Peshawar recovered cosmetics from a passenger bus which was traveling from Lahore to Peshawar. The anti-smuggling unit also foiled attempt of smuggling cloth from Kharkhano Market where salesmen while selling NDP cloth were arrested.
Sources said that anti-smuggling squad Mardan foiled four attempts of smuggling while three attempts of smuggling were thwarted by Anti- Smuggling Unit Nowshera.
The anti-smuggling squad Nowshera on GT road intercepted a suspicious trailer loaded with China origin clothes and case was registered against the accused smugglers.
The Collector Customs Muhammad Saeed Jadoon lauded the role of Customs anti-smuggling unit for thwarting attempts of smuggling to benefit national exchequer.
The sources said the chairman FBR specifically ordered to curb the smuggling of tyres for which collector customs issued directives to Customs staff for elimination of trade of smuggled tyres.
The Collectorate of Customs in the available resources is trying its best to implement customs rules from Peshawar to Torkham to benefit the national exchequer.