KARACHI: The Customs Enforcement Karachi has conducted a series of raids across the city and seized smuggled goods worth over 100 million rupees, according to a press release issued on Friday.

The raids were carried out on the instructions of Chief Collector Yaqoob Mako, Collector Enforcement Karachi Basit Abbasi and Additional Collector Aman ullah Tareen. Assistant Collector Aman Sadiq and Superintendent Azhar Malik led the ASO Team of Customs Enforcement Karachi in the operations.

In one of the raids, the ASO Team raided a godown located in Liaqatabad, Karachi and recovered 8.5 metric tons of imported fabric and curtain cloth. The recovered goods were safely escorted in three Mazda trucks to SWH for further legal proceedings. The market value of the seized goods is 57 million rupees.

In another operation, the ASO Team recovered two non-duty paid vehicles (a Toyota Surf and a Honda Civic), a tanker carrying 25,000 liters of Iranian diesel and a Mazda truck carrying 1,000 kilograms of betel nuts from different locations in Karachi. The total value of the seizure is around 25 million rupees.

The ASO Team also raided a POL dumping point in Korangi, Karachi and recovered illegally transported Iranian diesel concealed in a dumper truck and equipment used for the disposal and distribution. The total value of the seizure is around 20 million rupees.

The Customs Enforcement Karachi has registered cases against the smugglers and initiated further investigations. The press release stated that the Customs Enforcement Karachi is committed to curb the menace of smuggling and protect the national economy.