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FBR to take strict action against smuggled vehicles

By Our Correspondent
November 19, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued instructions to its field offices to identify smuggled vehicles and other items and take punitive actions against all those who are involved in such crimes.

On the instructions of the FBR Chairman Syed Shabbar Zaidi, 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 and 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 organisation has accordingly stepped up enforcement actions in coordination with other law enforcement agencies.