1665 CARTONS OF ILLEGAL, NON-DUTY PAID CIGARETTES SEIZED BY DIRECTORATE OF I & I, IR

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ISLAMABAD, MAR 19 (DNA) – In line with the vision of the Prime Minister and under strict directions of Chairman FBR, the Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation-Inland Revenue has expedited actions against counterfeit, illegal and non-duty paid cigarettes.

The performance of Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation-Inland Revenue has been exemplary in the month of March, 2021. During the current ongoing month, Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Inland Revenue, Islamabad’s team has confiscated 900 cartons of illegal cigarettes in two raids conducted on GT road on the basis of intelligence tip. In an operation, 48 cartons of illegal cigarettes were confiscated through a raid on godown in Karachi.

Similarly, 406 cartons of illegal cigarettes in two separate raids on different godowns and trucks carrying illicit/counterfeit /non-duty paid cigarettes were confiscated in Multan.

The Directorate’s Peshawar team confiscated 25 cartons of illegal cigarettes and the Faisalabad’s team confiscated 286 cartons of illegal non-duty paid cigarettes in two separate raids. In total, 1665 cartons of illegal cigarettes containing 16,650,000 cigarette sticks have been seized so far in the current month.=DNA

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