ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Customs has made seizure of smuggled goods worth Rs3.8 billion during the month of July 2020, which is 143 percent higher than the same month of the last year, a statement said on Thursday.
Pakistan Customs made historic seizures of smuggled goods during the month of July 2020 including gutka, betel nuts, skimmed milk, cigarettes, Iranian diesel, tyres, non-duty paid vehicles, narcotics, cloth, gold and foreign currency amounting to Rs.3.8 billion.
The value of seized goods made during July 2019 was amounting to Rs.1.56 billion.
Pakistan Customs is making all out efforts to protect the economic frontiers of Pakistan and protect local industry. In line with the vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan, Customs under the leadership and in coordination of Law Enforcement Agencies i.e. Police, Frontier Corps, Pakistan Rangers & Maritime Security Agency has launched a country-wide operation against transportation, storage and sale of smuggled goods.
Raids are being conducted on dumping places used for storage of smuggled items and intelligence based operations are being conducted in all major cities including Quetta, Peshawar, Karachi, Lahore and Multan to root out the network of smugglers.
Pakistan Customs will continue this momentum against smuggling mafias with the assistance of all Law Enforcement Agencies to protect local industry and economic interests of the country.