KARACHI: As part of the ongoing campaign against pilferage and clandestine removal of transshipment cargo, MCC Preventive Karachi raised a warehouse in SITE area and seized miscellaneous goods including mobile phones worth Rs70 million, which were being de-stuffed off a TP consignment for Lahore dry port.
Assistant Collector Syed Mohammad Raza Naqvi acting on information raided the said warehouses and caught red-handedly pilferage of transshipment cargo. On receiving this raid Chief Collector Zahid Khokhar and Collector Preventive also reached the spot to supervise the process.
The inappropriate policy and availability of technology at dry ports gave rise to large-scale pilferage of transshipment cargo resulting in a collateral loss to the economy. The concerned authorities have controlled the pilferage of Afghan transit cargo; the unscrupulous elements switched to TP consignments to Peshawar dry port and now they have changed the route to Lahore dry port.
The TP containers should be affixed with trackers and the seals should be imposed on the container door handles.