New Smuggling Paradigm: Challenges and State’s Response

Articles   Every year, the World Customs Organization celebrates International Customs Day on 26th of January to spotlight matters related to Customs, business and trade affecting lives and economies across the globe. The worldwide celebrations on this day portrays solidarity among the Customs administrations alongside focusing on critical issues faced… Continue reading

Customs Intelligence & Investigation Hyderabad delivers exceptional performance in 1st quarter

HYDERABAD: During the third quarter of the current financial year (Jan 2020 to Mar 2020), the Directorate of Customs Intelligence & Investigation-Customs, Hyderabad has performed exceptionally well in the field of anti-smuggling with 51% growth of cases/seizures over the corresponding period of last year. A total of 50 seizures were… Continue reading

Customs Intelligence & Investigation Karachi seizes smuggled goods worth Rs19.1 million

KARACHI: Customs Intelligence and Investigation Karachi has made seizure of huge quantity of smuggled and non-duty paid foreign origin miscellaneous goods including Indian gutka, Afghan transit marked fabric valuing Rs19.1 million . Information was received through Director Irfan Javed to the effect that huge quantity of smuggled / non-duty paid… Continue reading

Customs I&I Karachi improves enforcement and anti-smuggling activities

KARACHI: The performance of Directorate General of Intelligence & Investigation Karachi, under the leadership of Director Irfan Javed, has shown a considerable improvement in both its Anti-Smuggling and Enforcement functions. The Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) of Customs Intelligence & Investigation Karachi made 60 cases involving revenue of Rs346.347 million, while… Continue reading

Custom court sentence accused in Income Tax case

KARACHI: Special Judge Customs, Taxation and Anti-smuggling Mrs Rashida Asad on Thursday convicted and sentenced an accused Zeeshan Iqbal in an income tax case. Announcing the verdict reserved earlier, the accused was sentenced to imprisonment for 30 day. A fine of rupees 200,000 was also imposed upon him for concealing… Continue reading

Pakistan Customs steps up anti-smuggling enforcement across country

KARACHI: In line with the recommendations of the Prime Ministers Steering Committee on Anti-smuggling, Pakistan Customs being the country’s lead Anti-Smuggling Organization has accordingly stepped up enforcement actions in coordination with other Law Enforcement Agencies. Pakistan is losing around $3.0 billion worth of revenue a year, due to smuggling of… Continue reading

PM approves establishment of national, provincial and divisional level Crossing Point Task Forces

KARACHI: The Anti-Smuggling Steering Committee (ASSC) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved establishment of national, provincial and divisional level Crossing Point Task Forces, as well as integration of Anti-Smuggling and Trade data with a central database to eliminate transportation of smuggled goods into the country and further… Continue reading

MCC Quetta seizes smuggled diesel worth Rs28 million

KARACHI: MCC Quetta has recovered 1,24,000 liters  foreign origin Iranian diesel  worth Rs28 million, as fresh crackdown is launched against foreign origin Iranian diesel. Collector Quetta Ashraf Ali passed directions to all check posts and mobile squads to curb all kind of movement of smuggled fuels. Assistant Collectors Akmal Durrani… Continue reading

MCC Quetta seizes smuggled goods worth Rs30 million

QUETTA: As per the directives of Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO), MCC Quetta is pursuing a rigorous anti-smuggling campaign and seized smuggled goods worth Rs30 million. Information was received from Collector Ashraf Ali that attempt would be made to transport smuggled goods. Subsequently, staff of Custon Check-post Surab intercepted a truck… Continue reading