Customs directed to verify seized vehicles carrying smuggled goods

ISLAMABAD: Syed Shabbar Zaidi, Chairman, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has directed customs authorities to launch verification of seized vehicles carrying smuggled goods.

A statement issued on Monday, the FBR chairman directed the customs field offices to identify smuggled items and take strict action against offenders.

On the instructions of Syed Shabbar Zaidi, Chairman FBR, Customs Wing has issued instructions to all its field formations to verify the genuineness of all seized conveyances being used to transport smuggled goods through verification from Forensic Science Laboratory, Registration Database of Excise & Taxation Department and Customs Clearance documents.

The field formations have been further instructed to initiate separate legal proceedings in case such conveyances are found to be smuggled or with tampered chassis number.

These instructions will greatly help in dismantling the smuggling network being used to transport smuggled goods.

In line with the recommendations of the Prime Minister’s Steering Committee on Anti-smuggling, Pakistan Customs being the country’s lead Anti-Smuggling Organization has accordingly stepped up enforcement actions in coordination with other Law Enforcement Agencies.

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