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Circular No. 05/2022-Customs

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs
(Investigation – Customs)

New Delhi-110001, Dated: 04/03/2022


All Principal Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners of Customs/Customs
All Principal Chief Commissioners/ Chief Commissioners of Customs & GST;
All Principal Chief Commissioners/ Chief Commissioners of GST;

Madam/ Sir,

Sub: Toolkit for Anti-evasion/Preventive teams – reg.

With a view to enhance the efficiency and professionalism of officers/teams deployed for carrying out anti-evasion/anti-smuggling work, particularly when they are required to search premises, vehicles; verify a stock of goods; draw up a panchnama or to arrest a person away from their office premises, Board has received a suggestion that a standard toolkit may be provided.

2. In this regard, the undersigned is directed to say that officers/teams deployed for such work in Customs or CGST formations may be equipped with a suitable toolkit. A tentative list of items which could be considered for inclusion in the toolkit is given as Annexure-A. The list is suggestive in nature and may be modified so as to suit local needs.

Customs Suggested list of items in toolkit for Anti evasion teams

4. Difficulties faced/suggestions, if any, may kindly be brought to the attention of the undersigned.

Yours Sincerely,

Encl. As above

(Dr RAJI N. S.)
Deputy Commissioner (Inv. – Cus)

CBIC, New Delhi


Suggested list of items in toolkit for Anti evasion:

i. Battery Power Banks;

ii. Binoculars;

iii. Car Inverter to operate Printer etc. independently;

iv. Comprehensive First Aid box;

v. Drug Detection/ Narcotics test kit;

vi. Fabric thickness gauge;

vii. Faraday Bag (cuts off Mobile etc. from any sort of radio-waves and prevents remote tampering/ Deletion of Data of mobile etc.);

viii. File kit containing Copies of Summons, Panchnama, Test Memo etc.;

ix. GPS Tracker;

x. Hand held metal detector;

xi. High Power LED Torch;

xii. High precision digital weighing machine, closed door;

xiii. Modern Search Lights;

xiv. Multipurpose Screwdriver set;

xv. Night vision devices;

xvi. Stationery (Scissor, Stapler, Pen, Marker, Cello tape etc.);

xvii. Swiss Knife;

xviii. Videoscope

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