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Customs Collectorate launches special campaign against smuggling.

PESHAWAR -- Collector Peshawar Custom has launched a special campaign to arrest the growing menace of smuggling and seized large quantity of smuggled goods worth millions of rupees in various raids during last one week.

The campaign had been launched in the supervision of Mohammad Ali Asad Khan, Assistant Collector Anti Smuggling.

Giving breakup of the seizure, a spokesman for the Customs Collectorate said that, custom mobile squad No.1 confiscated 40500 yards imported cloth, 120 LED TV and 18 bags of ' Dandasa' from a truck near Akbar Pura being smuggled out to Punjab. The estimated cost of the seized goods stated to be Rs.24.22 million.

In another incident, the same squad seized 110 bags of imported black tea from a vehicle No.C-8629 in Peshawar city, and confiscated the vehicle.

In the third activity, mobile squad No.2 confiscated 4752 packets of foreign origin juices, 150 compressors, 57 cartons of foreign soaps, 12 carton cigarettes, 103 LED TVs and three carton foreign quality toothpaste and other goods.

The campaign against smuggling would continue, he said adding other law enforcing agencies cooperation was a must to this effect.

Separately Collector Custom, Qurban Ali Khan in a ceremony distributed certificates among clearing agents participated in WEBOC training held at Custom Collectorate Peshawar. He assured the clearing agents that their problems relating to WBOC would be addressed at the earliest adding that a meeting of the AC Custom Torkham and clearing

agents would be convened to this affect at Custom House.

Qurban Ali Khan said that Custom had no benefit from WEBOC; however, we want to bring a system at one level to import the trading activities.

The system would now be also introduced at Kharlachi border point. He hoped that the WEBOC training would improve the performance of clearing agents.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Feb 17, 2016
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