Customs foil bid to smuggle urea fertiliser to Afghanistan

The Customs Department of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Saturday foiled a bid to smuggle urea fertiliser worth millions of rupees to Afghanistan

The customs officials confiscated the vehicle and the commodity that was being smuggled in potato sacks through Chaman and started investigation

Read: First consignment of aid dispatched to Afghanistan According to a report sent by the Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Quetta to the FBR Head Quarters, the collectorate had seized urea fertiliser worth Rs7

2 million

The officials took into possession 480 bags of the commodity and registered an FIR against the exporters and clearing agent

Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin commended the FBR for its successful anti-smuggling drive across the country

FBR Chairman Dr Muhammad Ashfaq also appreciated the customs officials in ensuring zero tolerance against smuggling

Dr Ashfaq reiterated his resolve to fight the menace of smuggling across the country in order to maximise tax compliance

Date:03-Jan-2022 Reference:View Original Link