Multan Collectorate of Customs Enforcement has intensified its operations, seizing goods valued at Rs. 369.94 million in February 2024-a 22% increase from the previous year. The crackdown targeted NDP-vehicles, carrier vehicles, smuggled petroleum products, mobile phones, food items, cigarettes, betel nuts, and tyres.

Under the leadership of Collector Syed Imran S. Bukhari and Additional Collector Shah Faisal, the Collectorate is committed to fostering legal trade and curbing the use of smuggled goods in illegal businesses. Special attention was given to non-duty paid vehicles, often linked to criminal and terrorist activities, resulting in the seizure of 48 such vehicles in February alone.

This record-breaking feat, endorsed by Member Customs (Operations) Dr. Fareed Iqbal Qureshi and Chief Collector (Enforcement-Punjab) Madam Rubab Sikandar, marks the largest action against non-customs paid vehicles by any Enforcement Collectorate in the country.

The Collectorate’s revenue from administrative actions, including auctions, currency deposits, and encasements, reached approximately Rs. 615.114 million. Additionally, stringent directives have been issued to anti-smuggling units and mobile squads to vigilantly monitor the illicit movement of essential goods, Iranian petroleum products, currency, gold, and mobile phones, ensuring the integrity of national trade and security.