The seized goods include cloth, blankets, tyres, electronics, and motor oil. The value of the seized goods comes to Rs130 million. These foreign origin goods were to be smuggled to in-country via Quetta.
In line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and on the directives of Chief Collector Gul Rehman, Collector Quetta Irfan Javed, Additional Collector Umar Shafique, Deputy Collector Akbar Jan and Assistant Collector Umair Khan launched a crackdown on non-custom-paid vehicles and smuggled diesel from Iran.
Collector Quetta Irfan Javed said new Customs check posts were being established, which would significantly reduce smuggling. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has earmarked Rs180 million for this purpose.
The Federal Budget FY22 envisages a collection of Rs506 billion in additional revenue through taxation and enforcement measures.
An official said the Imran Khan led government had devised a policy to increase the tax revenue without increasing taxes on common man.
The official said as Customs and FBR were quite alert the incidence of smuggling particularly by known and notorious smugglers had reduced to a significant extent.
The official said government lost huge revenue due to smuggling, and inflow of smuggled goods was also bad for local market and industry.