Saturday Mar 13, 2021
ISLAMABAD: The Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) seized on Friday over half a million illegal cigarettes after intercepting two vehicles near the Burhan Motorway Interchange
The FBR announced that its Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Inland Revenue, Islamabad, seized 600 packets, which included 6,000,000 sticks of local brands of illegal cigarettes, valued at more than Rs40 million after intercepting two vehicles at the Burhan Motorway Interchange.
The team found that Federal Excise Duty amounting to Rs9.9 million and sales tax amounting to Rs2.756 million was not paid to the government exchequer against the cigarettes.
The directorate confiscated the cigarettes and legal proceedings are underway for the recovery of taxes against the manufacturer.
The FBR said that the action was taken after chairman FBR ordered the Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation-Inland Revenue to speed up its war against the trade of counterfeit and non-duty paid cigarettes.