LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement, Lahore during the course of counter smuggling operations in Lahore, Faisalabad and Sargodha Divisions seized huge quantity of smuggled / non-duty paid goods and vehicles in the financial year July, 2021 to June, 2022 worth Rs5964.93 million (5.9 billion).
The smuggled goods seized included high quality fabric, tyres, cigarettes, skimmed milk powder and other food items, garments, betel nuts, tobacco, medicines, cosmetics, etc.
Moreover, a special campaign was launched against the smuggled/non duty paid vehicles which resulted in the seizures of 145 luxury vehicles including Toyota Land Cruiser (V8), Toyota Hilux Surf, BMW, Mercedes, Toyota Mark X, etc. The value of seized vehicles amounts to Rs624.80 million.
Comparative raise in value of total seizures as compared to the previous financial year is about 42%. In addition to this, the revenue figures of auction and duty/taxes collected on release of non notified goods stand at Rs. 816 million which were deposited into the National exchequer.
The percentage of revenue collected through auction this year is about 147% higher than that in the corresponding period of the last financial year. The strategy adopted by the Collectorate proved to be effective