MCC Preventive recovers another 100,000 smuggled mobile phones

KARACHI: MCC Preventive Karachi has recovered over 100,000 Qmobile phones from a warehouse in Baloch Colony and Saddar. This development comes after MCC Preventive and Directorate of Customs Intelligence seized around 150,000 mobile phones fraudulently cleared by M/s Digicom Trading Pvt Ltd.

Collector Preventive Dr. Iftikhar had information that huge quantity of mobile phones had fraudulently been cleared and were stored at various placed in the city.

Additional Collector Aamir Them, Deputy collector Mohammad Faisal, SPS Khalid Tabassum, IPS Dr. Zulfiqar, SPOs Bashir Bhutto, Sardar Yusuf, Tayyab Khan widened the ambit of their investigation and after hectic efforts located two warehouses, one in Baloch Colony and one in Saddar.

Over 100,000 mobile phones have been recovered from these warehouses which were smuggled/fraudulently cleared by M/s Digicom.

It may be recalled that earlier MCC Preventive intercepted one container of the four-container consignment in Saddar Karachi, which was cleared by declaring the same as LED lights. However, the goods were found to be 62,900 sets of assorted mobile phones and 531 Amazon Tablets.

These smuggled goods were to be delivered to an office bearer of the market association. It may be mentioned here that local mobile markets particularly in Saddar area are flooded with smuggled goods worth hundreds of millions.

Afterwards, Directorate of Customs Intelligence Karachi utilized all available resources and investigated the case at length and collected data as well as the information. After hectic efforts the staff of Directorate located the suspected residential premises at Khayaban-e-Rahat, DHA Karachi. The search resulted into recovery of huge quantities of Qmobiles phones secreted in four different rooms of the bungalow. 3,908 cartons containing 78,160 sets of foreign origin mobile phones of assorted models in original packing were recovered during search.

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