The Customs Intelligence Directorate has conducted a comprehensive operation against smuggling and mis-invoicing, confiscating goods valued at Rs18.906 billion across the country.
These measures, implemented since September, underscore the interim government’s strong commitment to curbing illegal trade practices.
A detailed breakdown reveals that the directorate seized goods worth Rs14.981 billion, with contravention cases registered during the same period amounting to Rs3.925 billion.
Punjab Customs Intelligence led in confiscating smuggled items valued at Rs5.886 billion. Operations in Sindh resulted in confiscating contraband worth Rs5.038 billion, while in Balochistan, intelligence-based operations led to the seizure of smuggled goods amounting to Rs2.823 billion.
Customs Intelligence in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa successfully intercepted illegal goods worth Rs1.234 billion.
The seized items in the smuggling operations included miscellaneous goods valued at Rs2.904 billion, cigarettes worth Rs2.267 billion, and vehicles amounting to Rs2.057 billion.
Auto parts and spares were also confiscated, with their value reaching Rs2.023 billion. Betel nuts worth Rs1.013 billion were seized, along with petrol valued at Rs756 million.
Fabrics and electronic goods were part of the seizures, valued at Rs624 million and Rs604 million, respectively. Other items included gutka (Rs325 million), diesel (Rs211 million), and tyres (Rs157 million).