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FBR Confiscates Counterfeit Cigarettes Valued at Rs. 96 Million

FBR Confiscates Counterfeit Cigarettes Valued at Rs. 96 Million

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has undertaken a significant enforcement operation across the country, resulting in the seizure of 1,235 packerites of cigarettes valued at approximately Rs. 96 million. The operation, conducted by the IR Field Formations of FBR, targeted counterfeit and non-stamped cigarettes as part of efforts to combat illicit tobacco trade.

During the crackdown, a total of 4,652 retail outlets were inspected nationwide, leading to the sealing of 33 outlets engaged in illicit tobacco trade. The enforcement drive involved 204 teams, demonstrating a concerted effort to curb the movement of illegal cigarettes.

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FBR Chairman Malik Amjed Zubair Tiwana and Member Inland Revenue (Operations) Mir Badshah Khan Wazir commended the efforts of the IR field formations involved in the operation. Despite facing challenges such as limited human resources and logistical constraints, the Inland Revenue Enforcement Network displayed persistence in combating the menace of illicit tobacco trade. Their dedication underscores the commitment to maintaining regulatory integrity and protecting public health.