LAHORE: In connection with the World Customs Day, the Customs Department burnt and crushed illegal goods worth millions of rupees at the Wagah Border on Sunday.
The contraband items were destroyed under the supervision of Customs Chief Collector Lutfullah Virk, Collector (Preventive) Junaid Akram and Collector (Apparel) Zeba Haye.
The Customs Department crushed 30,000 liquor bottles, cosmetics and miscellaneous goods, including shampoos, cigarettes, surgical items, medicines, chemicals and gutka, besides destroying drugs, milk powder, film CDs/DVDs and tobacco.
International Customs Day is observed every year to recognise the role of customs officials and agencies in maintaining border security, besides focusing on the working conditions and challenges that customs officials face in their jobs.
The World Customs Organisation (WCO) dedicated 2014 to promote communication under the slogan ‘Communication: sharing information for better cooperation’.
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