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FBR launches crackdown on counterfeit cigarette sellers

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Monday launched a crackdown against the traders/businessmen involved in selling of counterfeit cigarettes, but also started nationwide awareness...

Customs recover smuggled items worth over Rs 10 mn

Pakistan Customs on Thursday raided a warehouse in Kuchlak area of Balochistan province and recovered a huge quantity of smuggled items, ARY NEWS reported. According...

PIA flight attendant caught smuggling gold from Lahore airport

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight attendant was suspended on Wednesday after she was caught smuggling hundreds of thousands of rupees worth of gold from...

Navy offers Sri Lanka help in fighting drug trafficking, human smuggling

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi on Wednesday completed his five-day official visit to Sri Lanka aimed at strengthening naval ties...

Iran’s November Gas Price Hike Fails to Ease Fuel Smuggling to...

Iran’s Islamist rulers, who sparked deadly domestic unrest by raising gas prices in November, say their controversial move also has failed to ease fuel...

How to Know if a Product is Counterfeit

As technology has advanced, products that are fake and illegal have also become tricky to spot. Counterfeit products have become widely available in markets, and...

Smuggling of wheat/products to Afghanistan: Presence of different agencies at crossing...

The smuggling of various food items including wheat and wheat related products to Afghanistan has become a challenge for the government despite the presence...

Smuggled Tobacco, Cigarettes Seized In Faisalabad

The Customs Intelligence team seized a huge quantity of smuggled tobacco, cigarettes and cigars on Saturday. According to sources, the customs intelligence team conducted raid...

Why do migrants from Pakistan head to Europe?

According to estimates by the Pakistani authorities, some 30,000 to 40,000 people from Pakistan attempt illegal passage to Europe via Iran and Turkey every...

FBR asked to check Iranian oil smuggling

The Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) has directed the FBR to constitute a joint task force of Customs and law-enforcing agencies to control smuggling, transportation...

Indian army soldier used drones to smuggle drugs, arms from Pakistan

An Army soldier and two others have been arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs and weapons from Indo-Pak border using GPS-fitted drones. Punjab police chief Dinakar...

FBR’s intelligence wing claims big win in campaign against bootlegged liquor

The Federal Board of Revenue's (FBR) directorate general of intelligence and investigation (DG I&I) has claimed a big victory in the campaign against bootlegged...

Smuggling is a risk to Pakistan’s sovereignty

The anti-smuggling staff of Customs, Faisalabad has unearthed Rs400 million worth of smuggling cases in the last six months while the culprits involved in...

Gutka and Manpuri banned: a much-needed initiative

Cancer is a leading cause of death; it is responsible for more than 9.6 million deaths globally. In Pakistan, oral cancer is the second...

How Pakistan Tackled Illegal Trade In 2019

Like most developing economies around the world, Pakistan too has suffered greatly from the trade of counterfeit goods. From clothing to smartphones and cigarettes...

Rangers foil bid to smuggle drugs, betel nuts worth Rs20 million

Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Monday foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs at Hub check post near Karachi, ARY News reported. According to Rangers spokesman, the...

ANF foils heroin smuggling bid at Lahore airport

The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) team on Monday foiled a bid to smuggle heroin from Allama Iqbal International airport in Lahore. As per details, the ANF...

Anti-smuggling task force formed

Under the instructions of the federal government to control money laundering, hundi business besides the stoppage of human trafficking and narcotics across the province,...

Just How Big Is the Counterfeit Smartphone Market In Pakistan

As of November  2019, there are more than 160 million smartphone users in Pakistan. With the increasing availability of 3G and 4G services in...

Smuggling Of Oil Foiled, Seized 46250 Liters Of Irani Diesel, Betel...

The Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) foiled a bid of oil smuggling and seized 46,250 liters of Irani Diesel and contraband items at Naka Khari...

Bid to smuggle non-custom paid cigarettes foiled

The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Tuesday thwarted a smuggling bid at Lahore airport. According to the ASF spokesperson, a passenger, Amjad Javed, flying to...

Police Foil Weapons Smuggling Bid , One Arrested In Kohat

:Police on Tuesday foiled weapons smuggling bid and arrested one smuggler during checking of vehicles on Indus Highwat near Kohat tunnel. District Police Officer ,...

Matter Of Pakistani’s Girls Smuggling Cases Investigation Put In Cold Shortage

The criminal investigation against Chinese nationals regarding Pakistani women especially young girls smuggling was put in cold shortage on the pressure of ministries. Federal Investigation...

Impact of Illegal Trade On the Economy (Smuggled and Counterfeit )

Illegal trade goods, counterfeit and smuggles, affect the global economy in more ways than you can imagine. This is especially true for developing countries...

Pak Navy playing important role against smuggling: Ismail

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Thursday said that the Pakistan Navy was playing a key role in preventing smuggling along the country’s maritime borders....

Pak Navy Foils Narcotics Smuggling Attempt

Pakistan Navy in coordination with Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) conducted an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) near Pasni, Balochistan and seized approximately 1200 kg of...

BMI to boost Customs’ anti-smuggling capabilities

Pakistan Customs Border Management Initiative (BMI), approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan, would give a boost to the anti-smuggling capabilities of Pakistan Customs with...

Smugglers ‘able to beat scanners’ at airports in Pakistan

The National Assembly’s subcommittee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development on Wednesday took note of the increasing incidents of drugs smuggling and expressed...

Fake drugs sold by Pakistani Chemist: Model Customs Collectorate

Model Custom Collectorate (MCC) Islamabad raided a house near Liaqat Park Rawalpindi that functioned as a packaging venue for counterfeit drugs run by a...

Seized conveyances used in smuggling: instructions issued to verify genuineness

Pakistan Customs has issued instructions to all its field formations to verify the genuineness of all seized conveyances being used to transport smuggled goods...