KARACHI: The Customs clearing agents, courier companies’ representatives and Customs officials have seriously criticized the insecurity of export cargo at AFU Export, and observed an hours-long strike against the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF).
According to details, an export consignment of Fedez Courier Company was being examined by an ANF soldier namely Jumma Khan, then another soldier namely Amir came and tried to put/conceal something in the cargo, which were later found to be narcotics.
Fortunately, Fedex employees as well as Customs staff witnessed the scene and created a hue and cry, besides an immediate strike was observed by all the courier companies, clearing agents and Customs.
Entire processing and clearing remained suspended for 2 hours on Saturday. ANF authorities reached the spot and calmed all the parties. The accused soldier Amir has been suspended and investigations are underway which would be completed by Monday.
Customs expressed reservations that all the export consignments that were already cleared, were not secure and ANF or any other agencies could put anything comprisable in these consignments, which would bring bad name for Customs and Pakistan as well.
Customs officers, clearing agents and representatives of courier companies have strongly demanded of the ANF authorities to take strict notice of the case.