Smuggling goods worth Rs140m seized in K-P operations

Collectorate of Customs Enforcement Peshawar, DI Khan reports successful three-week crackdown on smuggling

Abuzar Afridi October 09, 2023


The Collectorate of Customs Enforcement Peshawar and Dera Ismail Khan on Monday released its performance report for the past three weeks, showcasing a remarkable crackdown on smuggling operations.

Under the vigilant leadership of Chief Collector Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Saeed Akram, the customs enforcement agencies have conducted a total of forty operations, leading to the seizure of smuggled items worth more than Rs140 million.


The efforts have not only safeguarded national interests but also contributed significantly to increased revenue collection.

In a series of operations, valued at over Rs20 million, foreign cloth, cigarettes, gold, non-custom paid vehicles, alcohol, tires, and various other contraband items were seized across different locations, including Bacha Khan Airport in Peshawar.


A comprehensive investigation into these seizures has led to the registration of cases against the accused, marking the initiation of further legal proceedings against those involved in these smuggling activities.

Equally commendable is the performance of the Collectorate of Customs in the Dera Ismail Khan region, where they successfully seized smuggling goods with a combined value exceeding Rs110 million.

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The confiscated items included China salt, black tea, non-custom paid vehicles, foreign oil, and various other illicit goods. Legal action has been promptly initiated against the individuals involved in these smuggling operations.


Chief Collector Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Saeed Akram expressed his deep appreciation for the dedication and commitment demonstrated by the officers and officials of the Collectorate of Customs Enforcement Peshawar and DI Khan. He lauded their exceptional performance in executing these operations effectively, emphasising that the prevention of smuggling remains a top priority for the department.


Akram reiterated the department's unwavering commitment to taking every necessary action to curb smuggling activities within the region. He stressed that individuals involved in such illegal activities will face legal consequences, and their illicit operations will not be tolerated. The Chief Collector urged the public to remain vigilant and cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying and reporting suspicious activities related to smuggling.


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