FBR Seizes 238 Cartons of Non-Duty Paid Cigarettes in Rawalpindi

The Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation, Inland Revenue Islamabad has detained 238 cartons containing approximately 2,380,000 sticks of Non-duty paid/counterfeited cigarettes of different brands.

The action has been taken under the supervision of Barrister Nowsherwan Khan, Director I&I-IR under the nationwide campaign against illicit trade of Non-Duty paid & counterfeited cigarettes.

The tobacco squad of I&I-IR Islamabad, headed by Suhail Abbas Deputy Director of I&I-IR Islamabad, received credible information about the stock of illegal cigarettes. Pursuant to said information, the tobacco squad raided a godown which was situated near the area of Pandora, a densely populated residential area of Rawalpindi.

The team successfully detained approximately 2,380,000 sticks of non-duty paid/counterfeited cigarettes packaged in cartons of locally made brands from a person namely Behram Ali who failed to produce any proof of payment of duty and taxes against said goods. During on-spot checking, the said goods were also found to be without tax stamps.

In the absence of any legitimate proof regarding duty & taxes payment, said goods have been detained under the provisions of the Federal Excise Act, 2005 r/w Rule 63 of the FE Rules, 2005 for further investigation.

Get Alerts

Follow ProPakistani to get latest news and updates.

ProPakistani Community

Join the groups below to get latest news and updates.