50 Cartons Of Illegal Cigarettes Worth 1.54 Million Found

50 Cartons Of Illegal Cigarettes Worth 1.54 Million  Found

ISLAMABAD Sep 1 (PID): A special surveillance squad of the said Directorate recovered 50 cartons of illegal and counterfeit cigarettes during the month of August 2020.

On the directives of the Director General (DG). Intelligence & Investigation Inland Revenue, FBR Islamabad, Dr. Bashirullah Khan, I&I Directorate Inland Revenue, Peshawar has accelerated crackdown against illegal business of cigarettes.

The illegal and non-duty paid cigarettes were being smuggled from Bara, district Khyber to Punjab, but the attempt was foiled in Peshawar and for further legal proceeding shifted it to I&I Directorate (Main Office), Peshawar. The total Federal Excise Duty (FED) and Sales Tax on the confiscated cigarettes amounting to Rs. 1,054,500/-.

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Meanwhile, Director (I&I) Inland Revenue Peshawar, Abid Mahmood has appreciated the performance of his team and vowed that crackdown against the business of illegal and counterfeit cigarettes and their movement will continue.