PESHAWAR: Customs Collectorate committed to eradicating smuggling of non-duty paid goods and foiled 14 attempts during 10 days of January worth Rs19.6 million.
Sources told Customs Today that under the supervision of Collector Customs Mohammed Saeed Jadoon, the Collectorate is doing its best to fulfill the missions assigned by chairman FBR to eliminate the risk of smuggling and to facilitate the genuine traders. The chairman FBR directed the collector to enlarge the tax net by recovering revenue lost due to smuggling.
According to further details, the MCC Peshawar thwarted the first attempt of smuggling when car loaded with NDP goods was impounded at Karkhano check post. The Customs staff also seized a Corolla car loaded with hashish and opium. The Customs staff at Matni check post foiled an attempt of smuggling when three cars were seized loaded with foreign origin cloth.
The Customs sources informed that the anti-smuggling unit of Mardan foiled three attempts of smuggling and recovered drugs, cloth and foreign origin cosmetics.
The anti-smuggling unit Kohat arrested three people over charges of smuggling of NDP goods loaded in vehicles near Kohat terminal.
The sources added that collector appreciated the performance of Customs anti-smuggling division and said that customs department is showing outstanding performance.
The collector directed the deputy collector to pay surprise visits to different customs stations in order to encourage the staff to further increase the operations against trade of non-duty paid goods.