Karachi: In a major crackdown on smuggling, the Collectorate of Customs Enforcement in Karachi seized a large consignment of foreign-origin fabric and sofa curtain cloth from two godowns in Bhadurabad on the night of 31st January 2024.
The operation was carried out by the Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) of the Collectorate, under the supervision of Collector Basit Maqsood Abbasi, who had received credible information about the presence of smuggled goods in the godowns at Silk Shopping Mall, Bhadurabad, Karachi.
A special team, led by DC ASO Syed Muhammad Raza Naqvi, raided the godowns and recovered 11200 kgs of sofa curtain cloth, velvet, American velvet, and Turkish fabric, valued at Rs. 73.34 million. The seized goods have been detained for further legal action, and an FIR has been lodged under the Customs Act, 1969.
Collector Basit Maqsood Abbasi praised the performance of the ASO team and said that the operation was part of the ongoing anti-smuggling drive across the city, aimed at curbing the menace of smuggling and protecting the national economy. He said that the Collectorate would continue to take strict action against the smugglers and their facilitators.