KARACHI: Directorate of Customs Intelligence in Karachi, under the supervision of DG Customs Intelligence Mr. Ali Raza Hanjra, has successfully conducted a mega anti-smuggling operation. The raid, which was supported by the Sindh Rangers, led to the seizure of a colossal haul of smuggled cloth, estimated to be worth over Rs 200 million (20 crore).

The operation unfolded in the bustling Aram Bagh area, where authorities intercepted and confiscated 24 Mazda trucks laden with the illicit goods. The exact quantity and value of the seized cloth are pending determination, following a thorough examination.

This substantial enforcement action has dealt a severe blow to the clandestine supply chain of cloth smugglers, disrupting their operations significantly.

At the helm of the operation were Director I&I Karachi Engineer Habib Ahmed, Additional Director Afzal Watto, Deputy Director Wasif Malik, and Superintendent ASO Khayam Mirza. Under their leadership, the drive against smuggling has intensified, with increased vigilance and a fortified information network.

The anti-smuggling campaign, which had waned during the interim government’s tenure, has now regained momentum and is being pursued with renewed vigor across the nation.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir has prioritized the anti-smuggling initiative, placing it at the forefront of national security efforts. In a concerted push, security agencies, law enforcement, and intelligence agencies are collaborating closely with Customs officials to stem the tide of smuggling activities.

This operation marks a critical step in the ongoing battle against smuggling and underscores the government’s commitment to upholding economic integrity and law and order.