KARACHI: On the directives of Collector Preventive Saquif Saeed, Additional Collector Haroon Malik has formed three teams led by Assistant Collector Shafiullah to arrested the traders/smugglers involved in attacking and shooting Customs staff in Bolton market.

MCC Preventive has lodged an FIR against several persons for creating obstruction and hindrance in the prevention of smuggling and acquisitions, possession and sale of smuggled goods.

The ASO team conducted a raid in Bolton market, which revealed the presence of foreign origin smuggled assorted brands cigarettes and Gutka, meanwhile, a mob consisting of 50-60 number of miscreants gathered there and started indiscriminate firing with intention to intimidate and threat the Customs officials which resultantly caused injuries to the persons present there and also created obstruction and hindrance to Customs officials duly engaged in the prevention of smuggling.

The said unscrupulous persons blocked the roads with vehicles bearing registration numbers viz: BH-9094 (Toyota Lexus), ARG-563 (Liana Car), BCC-407 (Toyota Corolla), AXK-586 (Toyota Corolla), BPG-421 (Toyota Corolla) and BHP-313 (Premio Car).

The said miscreants were identified as notorious smugglers namely Mansoor, Haji Wasey Benson wala, Sadiq JM Wala, Hakeem Safina wala, Allaudin, Attaullah, Mumtaz, Imran, Rahat, Shafique-ur-Rehman s/o Abdul Khaliq, Hafiz-ur-Rehman s/o Abdul Khaliq, Ain-ud-din s/o Noor-ud din, Muhammad Yousaf s/o Muhammad Naeem and Muhammad Deen.

It may be mentioned here that these traders/smugglers have alaso lodged FIRs with Police against Customs staff.