Multan Collectorate of Customs seizes Rs 25m smuggled goods

Our Correspondent

In a heightened counter-smuggling drive with a special focus on Southern Punjab, the Collectorate of Enforcement-Multan, under the able leadership of Member (Customs – Operations), guidance of Chief Collector (Enforcement-Central) and steered by Collector (Multan) has, during the last week, made seizures of NCP vehicles and smuggled goods including POL, tyres, cigarettes, betel-nut and miscellaneous goods valuing aggregately Rs.25 million.

Collectorate of Customs Enforcement, Multan is taking strict action against smuggling in different cities of Punjab, especially Multan, Mzuffargarh, Bhawalpur, DG Khan, Rajanpur and Sadiqabad.

In the last week of August 2021, Anti-smuggling staff under the supervision of Imran Ahmad Chaudhry, Collector Customs, Multan conducted several operations, where smuggled goods of worth Rs.02 crore and 40 lakh were seized.

The smuggled goods include 31,000 liters of petroleum products, Non-customs paid vehicles and numerous HTV tyres.

Strict legal action is being taken against the unscrupulous elements under relevant provisions of Customs Act. 1969.

It may be noted that Collector Enforcement Multan has recently transferred more than 88 officer/officials including Inspectors, Hawaldars and Sepoys to improve performance of Anti-smuggling activities.

On this occasion, Collector Customs Enforcement, Multan appreciated the efforts of his officers and the entire Anti Smuggling team.

Further, Mr. Imran Ahmad Chaudhry, Collector Customs Multan has pledged that the Collectorate shall take extraordinary efforts to eradicate smuggling activity from the whole jurisdiction of this Collectorate and all those involved in any smuggling activity will be severely punished under law.

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