KARACHI: Chief Collector Enforcement Manzoor Memon has expedited efforts against the movement of smuggled goods ahead of holy month of Ramadan as influx of smuggled goods multiplies during this time of year.

Manzoor Memon had information that unscrupulous elements had found new routes to transport smuggled goods given strict vigilance by customs authorities.

Manzoor Memon tasked Collector Preventive Saifuddin Junejo, Collector Gwadar Ferozalam Junejo, Collector Quetta Saeed Jadoon, collector Hyderabad Akhlaq Khattak to expedite activities against smuggling and information network should be strengthened.

Customs Sukkur has seized large quantity of smuggled goods including Indian gutka and foreign origin cigarettes worth Rs20 million from a truck coming from Multan to Karachi. It may be mentioned here that this is the third seizure of smuggled goods by Sukkur Customs in a week.

Collector Hyderabad Akhlaq Khattak and Deputy Collector Mumtaz Ali are taking concrete measures and a crackdown is underway against this dirty business.

Overall, Pakistan Customs is convinced that smuggling is the biggest challenge facing authorities as influx of smuggled goods pose multiple threats to the society as well as the economy.