ASO recovers stolen NATO container, arrests culprits

KARACHI: The Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) of Customs Collectorate of Preventive raided a private warehouse near Port Qasim in Quaidabad and recovered a NATO container of reverse cargo.
The raiding party reached the warehouse owned by one Capt. Ghulam Mustafa of M/s Water Link company and arrested three persons who had already broken the seal of the container and were trying to break the door. The trailer also belonged to the same company while the officials also recovered two other empty NATO containers.
The Customs staff did not open the container till the filing of this report and the contents of the container are still unknown. However, it is feared that the NATO container might be filled with arms and ammunition which could be used for heinous crimes.
Chief Collector Enforcement Mohammad Yahya and Collector Preventive Tariq Huda monitored the operation and remained in contact with the raiding party headed by Assistant Collector Wasif Malik.
The ASO had been preparing for these operations for past week and more raids are in line and more recoveries are anticipated.

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