ISLAMABAD: Regional Tax Office (RTO) Rawalpindi has confiscated non duty paid cigarettes worth millions of rupees in two different raids.
According to a statement issued by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Tuesday, upon receipt of credible information, Inland Revenue Squad of Enforcement Network (IREN) of RTO Rawalpindi confiscated scores of non-duty paid cartons of cigarettes worth millions of rupees in two different raids.
In the first incident, IREN Squad intercepted a truck on GT Road in Sohawa District, Jhelum, carrying non-duty paid 70 cartons (700,000 sticks) of local brand cigarettes.
The illegal stock of cigarettes involving tax evasion of approximately Rs 1.9 million was confiscated and transferred to a warehouse in Jhelum as no documents/invoices were produced to establish that the cigarettes were duty paid.
In a separate incident, 06 cartons (60.000 sticks) of non-duty paid cigarettes of different local brands were confiscated from a local dealer in Dina Market and the same were shifted to FBR warehouse in Jhelum District.
Further investigation is underway in both cases.