HYDERABAD -- Hyderabad DIG Naeem Shaikh has recommended disbanding of all special teams in the wake of inquiries into controversial raids and seizure of goods
by policemen posing themselves as members of such teams.
The traders in the tribal district of Khyber have closed their stores of smuggled goods in Sasobi area near the Pak-Afghan Border and shifted the contraband goods to unknown locations to avoid the likely raids of Custom Officials and seizure of goods
"Ultimately, in some circumstances, there are severe sanctions that can be applied once a case has reached court, including the involvement of bailiffs and the potential seizure of goods
including their vehicle."
'We do not derive joy in the seizure of goods
and its destruction for it does not do anybody any good,' he said.
The report also stated that FBR also enhanced enforcement measures which resulted in seizure of goods
and contrabands worth Rs25 billion during fiscal year 2017-18 including seizures of DTH equipments worth Rs24.8 million
This inspection campaign resulted in the seizure of goods
that were being sold without valid licences as well as release of 13 documents and serving of 136 notices to the illegal peddlers.
But in its letter, Customs Intelligence DG claimed that his directorate gave effect to eleven cases of seizure of goods
valuing Rs3.5 billion from October 2016 to May 2018, in addition to detection of ten contravention cases involving goods valuing Rs308.7 million.
This, the government says, has led to seizure of goods
worth more than Sh1.7 billion and the destruction of counterfeit goods worth more than Sh700 million.
The Committee was informed that in 2014-2015 the total seizure of goods
at Pak Iran border was Rs.
He also said that searches carried out by the Tunisian customs authorities during the period from January to March 2017 helped seize goods worth 40 million dinars, besides the seizure of goods
valued at 140 million dinars in 2016.
Salah Buaseiba, director of the department of economic crimes, said that 77 people were arrested following 71 piracy cases, which led to seizure of goods
worth Dh114.55million during first quarter of this year.